"Berlusconi defends Mussolini for allying with Hitler": no, it is the opposite, ie Berlusconi DID NOT defend Mussolini for allying with Hitler. Berlusconi said that the alliance with Hitler was a mistake, and that the laws against the Italian jews were the worst mistake made by Mussolini. The quarrel stemmed from the fact tha Berlusconi added that Mussolini did good things too.
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from the article: Berlusconi defends Mussolini for allying with Hitler