I have mentioned before that Bush&Co's only European allies were the Constitutional Monarchies (well, the UK doesn't even have a Constitution, but they stlil have a Queen), led by Queen Elizabeth the Second, King Juan Carlos, and Queen Beatrix.
The exception was Silvio Berlusconi, who is a coalition government with the neo-fascists of Italy.
In case you didn't think that was meaningful, check this out.
Berlusconi recently said, in remarks he didn't intend to be public (as if that's some sort of excuse?) that Benito Mussolini was a "benevolent dictator" who sent his political enemies (and the Jews) "on holiday" and had "no blood on his hands"
Italy sent 9,000 Jews to the death camps, almost 8,000 were killed.
I worked for an Italian woman who was pressed into forced farm labor, and was forced to submit to sex with a soldier, all in the "Benevolent" Benito's Fascist Italy.
Berlsuconi and Bush, axis to the end.
I mean, Allies to the end.
Perhaps there was some error in translation? Teach me some Italian, show me!