In a front page editorial in the Italian daily Il Manifesto, Guiliana Sgrena has called on Silvio Berlusconi, the Prime Minister, to respond what she called a 'slap in the face for the Italian Government'.
Sgrena, wrote: 'After the apologies comes the slap in the face.'
She said that the Americans had not listened to either her testimony or that of another Italian agent, even though, she said, both had given the same evidence without discussing what had happened. 'Obviously, our two testimonies given to the American commission were useless. Or will I be charged with perjury?' questioned the journalist.
The US army says their investigation concluded that 'the soldiers were all complying with the standard operating procedures for those checkpoints and therefore were not culpable of dereliction of duty in following their procedures'.