So much for Gilpin's Hegemonic Stability theory
An interesting side note - Bush is in Colorado today. He just went down to the Springs for the Air Force Academy's graduation. While he is down there, he is meeting with James Dobson, the head of Focus on the Family... makes you wonder who is running the country - Bush or his conservative religious friends.
When you have an enitity such as the UN who has profited from a dictatorship such as Iraq and your "allies" such as France who also profited from Iraq...it makes it difficult to be anything but unilateral in your foreign affairs. Who are you to consult when the world, because of their greed, don't want you to smash their piggy bank?