I expect Rumsfeld would choke on this rather minimalist statement of multilateralistm ... Perles would probably consider it communistic.
Winning the Peace [washingtonpost.com] by Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. (Del.-D) and Sen. Chuck Hagel (Neb.-R) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
(The piece, which I think is quite sensible, ends with an odd sort of thud ... "Without the United Nations, it would be difficult for governments and international organizations to buck strong public opposition and join the effort to stabilize and rebuild Iraq." ... what does that mean? Who is resisting moves to stabilize and rebuild Iraq? The single and unique source of friction is Uncle Sam's ham-fisted monopolistic and hegemonic practices!! Methinks the legislators are seeking some wiggle room.)