Berlusconi's U.S. Blues

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ROMAN HOLIDAY People filled the streets to protest Bush and the war.

When George W. Bush arrived in Rome last week to commemorate the city's liberation from the Nazis 60 years ago, he gave Silvio Berlusconi a present: a red box filled with classic scores from the American songbook: George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Ol' Man River. For the Italian Prime Minister, it was a perfect gift — not only because he once sang these songs for tips on an Italian cruise ship, but because he has long been an avid...

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