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December 15, 2009

Berlusconi: The New Bush

Filed under: Politics — Rabea Khan @ 7:39 pm
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A cathedral’s replica replaced the shoe but the outcome was the same. A world leader embarrassed in front of the entire world. And the attacker hailed as a hero.

Source: Wikipedia

Silvio Berlusconi is the latest join the list of world leaders who have faced the wrath of a common man. His unpopularity is evident in the support for the attacker, Massimo Tartaglia. Tartaglia’s page on facebook page has attracted over 80,000 fans so far. Comments like “Tartaglia uno di noi” (tartagalia is one of us) are dominating the page.

Unlike Bush, Berlusconi is no instigator of wars. He hasn’t committed any crimes against humanity. But he is alleged to have committed an equally serious crime if not greater. The crime of breaking trust of his people. And he does draw many parallels with Bush junior.

Both are more hated than loved by their countrymen. Berlusconi is a media mogul and has quite a controversial life full of sex, scams and mafia. He was entangled in a sex and politics scandal for allegedly offering a seat in European parliament to an escort. He is been tried for tax fraud. Berlusconi also has been accused of having links with the mafia.

Bush has been the most hated American president in recent history not only in America but in the entire world. Many doubt his rationale for attacking Iraq. Weapon of mass destruction have become a universal joke now. Micahel Moore’s controversial documentary Farenheit 911 points at a hidden personal agenda behind the Iraq war and even connects Osama Bin Laden with the Bush’s family.

They even share a common interest in sports. Berlusconi owns AC Milan, Bush jr co-owned the Texas Rangers baseball team. If a contest for Mr World most hated leader is held, it will be close competition between Bush and Berlusconis. Bush junior might just clinch the title in the end, scoring points for universal abhorrence.

But both do have the same policy for the world at large. Here’s a special song dedicated to the two leaders we love to hate.

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