For all the who-done-what and why in the Sgrena uproar, the simple question of 'why' is answered:
Foreign Minister Gianfranco Fini admitted to Parliament on Tuesday that the Italians had not informed the Americans at Camp Victory in Baghdad Airport that they were bringing the freed hostage Giuliana Sgrena out of captivity.In addition, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi lets all of his Sgrena-like citizens know that the government will no longer cover their hides.
"The Italian government is in a position to guarantee the security only of those...who operate in close co-operation and under the protection of our military contingent," he said. "It is not possible to do so for those who venture, even for the most noble and sincere reasons, in other regions of Iraq where the presence of terrorists is still high and where the risk of attacks and abductions is greater."Hopeful that brave Italian, Fabrizio Quattrocchi, can now rest easily.