George W. Bush wants the United Nations and NATO to bail him out of his failures in Iraq. Well, and anyone else who'll chip in.
Problem is that the U.N. and NATO remember Bush's my-way-or-the-highway unilateral approach. So neither will give as much as he wants. He wanted troops on the ground in Iraq from NATO, instead he's only getting trainers for the Iraq military. The U.N. rebuffed his attempts for immunity for Americans for crimes they commit in Iraq and also made him accept that the new Iraqi government can tell the U.S. to hit the road.
Bush's unilateralism has come home to roost as he's made a mess of things on his own. That didn't happen back in Texas when his business ventures failed. His dad's friends always bailed him out. Maybe he got too used to being bailed out. 06.29.04