I saw a TV news story the other day that mentioned that Italy had been "warned" by al Qaeda to recall its troops in Iraq or else... The news story mentioned that the deadline for the threat had passed and the Italian government never responded.
I decided right then to throw an Italian party. Italian food, wine, music, flags... the whole works. All to celebrate the friends we have in Italy. Of course, its not hard to make a great party on this theme, the food and wines are yummy and the rest is easy.
Now it looks like I will have to expand the party (or have another! hmmm) for the Dutch based on this story