I knew the first two played major roles in Italy's politics, but given today's announcement by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.....apparently the last one does as well.
Of course, one should probably take this in the same spirit as one does other campaign promises, as well as taking into account that this "conveniently" crosses Lent, in which good Catholics are supposed to give up all forms of excitement anyway. But do you really want a man that deprived in charge of a country's armed forces? There's a reason the Swiss Guards are only armed with pikes and lances. :)