Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Look out, Italian women; don't get raped

This is a couple days old, but I can't let it pass. Our old friend Berlusconi is back at it, this time saying Italy lacks sufficient soldiers to prevent all the country's women from being raped. Some details, as I'm sure you're expecting if you haven't yet heard this:

ROME (AP) – Premier Silvio Berlusconi sparked outrage Sunday for suggesting that Italy's women were so beautiful they needed military escorts to avoid being raped.
Berlusconi made the comments in response to questions about his proposal to deploy 300,000 soldiers in the streets to fight crime. A series of violent attacks, including a rape in Rome on New Year's Eve and another outside the capital this week, have put pressure on the government to crack down on crime.
But Berlusconi said that, even in a militarized state, crimes like rape can happen. "You can't consider deploying a force that would be sufficient to prevent the risk," the ANSA and Apcom news agencies quoted him as saying. "We would have to have so many soldiers because our women are so beautiful."
Opposition lawmakers denounced the comments.
Berlusconi, in an effort to explain himself, said he was complimenting Italian women "because there are only about 100,000 people in law enforcement, while there are millions of beautiful women."

Such a charmer, that Silvio. But the real losers in all this are Garry Cook and all the jokers over at Manchester City. Just a few days after Cook's shameful whinge over bottling the Kaká transfer pitch, City's disgrace continues through Berlusconi.
You might ask how. Well, City got played from pillar to post by the crowd over at Milan, the head check-signer, of course, being Berlusconi. Kaká, Berlusconi and all the Milan hierarchy had no intention of seeing the deal through and played it out so publicly just to further their own glory and claim some people have no price, no matter what the riches. And yet, City somehow got bamboozled by a man who just a few days later would claim his country's law enforcement officials couldn't possibly prevent all Italian women from being raped – simply because all Italian women are targets for rapists.
An insulting baboon proved smarter than Garry Cook. Ouch, City. You forgot this:

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