Berlusconi plays the US card. After his visit in Washington, Berlusconi suggested that Bush feared Berlusconi's defeat.
Pressed by the Press, Berlusconi modified his claim: Bush did not say anything, but it is clear what he thinks... And of course, Bush thinks that Berlusconi is his best man. A clown of a man.
If Berlusconi insists on playing the US card, Italy risks facing another 9-11, prior to the general elections (April 2006). The position of his government on the Iraq's issue is ambiguous. Several times ministers of his government claimed that Italy will soon withdraw. Berlusconi denied all this yesterday.
You'd better not trust his word, though!