...on the Giuliana Sgrena affair. She writes for a communist newspaper in Italy (which opposed Italy's involvement in the Iraq war), and her abductor's demand was for the immediate pullout of Italy's troops.
It would not suprise me if we come to find out the whole abduction was staged. The abductors in Iraq generally had a way of freeing hostages only after removing their head. The Jawa Report has more on the possibility that this is a hoax.