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Despite their general disagreement with the judicial process and the verdict, "old" EU countries have been rather mild in visions of sanctions towards Libya. Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi, for instance, said that:

Italy supports the release of the death-sentenced Bulgarian nurses from prison, but we[Italy] shall not exert pressure or impose economic sanctions on Tripoli.

Gah. I'm not sure economic sanctions would achieve their goal, but there are lots of other means to exert pressure, and Prodi appears to shrug them off all. Hypocrisy like that of other EU countries about death sentences in 'friendly' countries, except no superpower is included in the equation.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Apr 3rd, 2007 at 07:35:47 AM EST

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