They’ve gone and done it again.
Italy is once again on shaky ground, as far as government is considered at least. This past Wednesday, Prime Minister Romano Prodi resigned following an unsuccessful vote.
Prodi resigned after several of his governmental coalition partners opposed plans to deploy troops in Afghanistan and expand a U.S. airbase on Italian soil.
But wait! Late Thursday night the government agreed to a 12-point plan to back Prodi and keep him in power!
One could be forgiven for confusing this political drama with a television soap opera.
Might we be headed back to the bad old Berlusconi days, when things were at the very least a bit more—how shall we put this?—entertaining?