"The U.S. remains vitally important for our country"

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before bush's visit, there was concern about protests and violence. now it's over. how did it go? Look, I'm satisfied, Italy behaved like it had to behave. The representative of a great democracy was here, and we recognized that.

where does your love for america come from? I was 8 years old in 1944. I was a conscious witness, aware of the help the Allies had given us. ... I also understood very early that communism was the most criminal undertaking in...

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