Now, never mind that the vast majority of these countries were opposed to the war in Iraq in the first place. Never mind that we went ahead and invaded Iraq without their permission, essentially telling the United Nations to go fuck itself. Never mind that the reason we're having so many problems over there, the reason we need assistance and relief, is that the whole occupation has turned into a deadly quagmire, as could easily have been (and, in fact, was) predicted before the war even started. Forget all that. The fact is, we're over there now, right or wrong, and we need help, and so despite our arrogance, pride, scorn and overconfidence, we're now asking the rest of the world for their help.
So, surely, we must finally be willing to make concessions, right?
Nope. The U.S. is asking for the help of the rest of the international community, but we're still demanding that we retain total military control over the troops, we're still refusing to broaden U.N. humanitarian efforts in Iraq, and stunningly, we're still insisting that only select U.S. companies carry out the rebuilding process. And we're using as a crowbar a bombing that certainly would not have occurred in the first place if it hadn't been for us. Meanwhile, the death toll of U.S. soldiers killed after George W. Bush declared that the fighting was over is very rapidly approaching the death toll of soldiers who were actually killed during the war, and will almost certainly soon exceed it.
Doesn't this administration know anything about diplomacy?