The war in Libya has been extremely controversial for a number of NATO member nations, and US officials have taken to task a number of nations, including Germany and Poland, which outright refused to participate. But the opposition appears to be growing.
Now it is a key participant in hostilities, Italy, which is withdrawing from the war. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini cited recent NATO air strikes around Tripoli killing large numbers of civilians and called for an immediate end to the war and a creation of corridors to allow humanitarian aid into the nation.
Which sparked angry condemnation from a number of officials, who are really sold on the three month old war’s continuation. NATO’s Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, though not addressing Italy specifically, vowed the war would continue.