Silvio Berlusconi Mussolini Nazi Hitler Comments | Berlusconi 'Defends' Dictator Mussolini
Please SUBSCRIBE for the Best Music and Breaking NEWS !! Berlusconi 'Defends' Dictator Mussolini Silvio Berlusconi faces criticism over his comments at an event in Milan commemorating victims of the Nazi Holocaust Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has triggered outrage from the country's political left with comments defending fascist wartime leader Benito Mussolini at a ceremony commemorating victims of the Nazi Holocaust. Speaking at the event in Milan, Mr Berlusconi said Mussolini had been wrong to follow Nazi Germany's lead in passing anti-Jewish laws but that he had in other respects been a good leader. "It's difficult now to put yourself in the shoes of people who were making decisions at that time," said Mr Berlusconi, who is campaigning for next month's election at the head of a coalition that includes far-right politicians whose roots go back to Italy's old fascist party. "Obviously the government of that time, out of fear that German power might lead to complete victory, preferred to ally itself with Hitler's Germany rather than opposing it," he said. "As part of this alliance, there were impositions, including combating and exterminating Jews," he told reporters. "The racial laws were the worst fault of Mussolini as a leader, who in so many other ways did well," he said, referring to laws passed by Mussolini's fascist government in 1938. Although Mussolini is known outside Italy mostly for the alliance with Nazi Germany, his government also paid ...