"U.S. Forces will never fall under foreign command.
Simple. What about that don't you guys get?"
...yet Bush expects other nations to put their troops under U.S. Command, even for U.N. missions. Understand now why so many European countries are wary of sending their troops to Iraq? It's this 'We-Do-It-My-Way-Or-I-Am-Out' attitude that won't get us anywhere, not in Iraq, not in the Global War on Terrorism.
And speaking of the international political scene, Bush isn't in a very good position, to say the least, to continue with his demands, as many of the accusations regarding Iraq that the critical countries were wary about have been proven completely false.
Those European Leaders that did follow him blindly into the Iraqi Adventure, at the expense of their own approval ratings at home, are now secretly praying for Kerry to win, or rather Bush to lose the next US elections. This would give them an excuse to change their Iraqi policies, as their own populations and general common sense, demand, without losing too much credibility.
Utinam logica falsa tuam philosophiam totam suffodiant!