Italy has been in Afghanistan for 17 years, has had 54 deaths and spent almost 7 billion euros. It is time for the defense minister to close. He says it clearly and with an unusual peremptoriness for the politicians of our house. A decision, the Italian one, taken in solitude when the discussion is still ongoing at NATO. Not even the Foreign Minister was informed about it. And this indicates that the government also has different positions on the subject. If the Minister of Defense wanted to offer determination, he got the opposite effect from Italy’s allies. How to take seriously a decision not shared by the Foreign Minister? Strategic choices require unanimous consent. The party interest is instead clear and obvious: the Five Stars at a disadvantage in the polls against the League try to recover the favor lost to their sympathizers. And they seem to succeed because of the high popularity obtained by the announcement.