the intervention in Libya which was done in agreement with Italy.
The idiocy of having the EU troops in the US to defend the US from a non-existing invading army is equal to the idiocy of the US troops in Europe from a non-existing invading army. The only invaders are the black and Muslim hordes that Europe invited and promised to immediately put on welfare. You don't need the US for that. You can do it all on your own.
BTW, I mentioned Mexico to show the absurdity of NATO and the underlying assumption that only Europe needs the US protection but not the other way around.
If Italy agreed to serve as launching pad for the US ME adventures, Italy should bear the consequences as it has been by being flooded by the Africans via Libya, which was destabilized by the US with Italy's blessing.
Stupid decisions produce stupid results, as they say. So, Italy can now enjoy their new guests who have no intention to ever go home.