Italy rejects US version of agent’s death

Italian investigators believe there is no evidence that the car carrying Italian agent Nicola Calipari was going too fast when he was killed in ‘friendly’ US fire in Iraq, informed sources have revealed.

A report drafted by the two Italians who took part in the Italian-American inquiry into the March 4 incident also contests the claim that the US soldiers responsible had stuck to the rules of engagement, the sources said.

Thus, not even one of Bush’s closest allies believes what he says anymore.