Rumsfeld also answered criticism that the United States is acting unilaterally in its war on terrorism and in other matters of foreign policy. More than 90 countries have joined in the anti-terrorism fight, Rumsfeld said, with 37 sending military representatives to U.S. Central Command headquarters in Florida.
``You must not fashion a coalition and then let it determine the mission,'' Rumsfeld said. ``To the extent you do that, you end up dumbing down to the lowest common denominator, and it seems to me that we can't do that.''
Remember: just because you agree to work with others in a coalition doesn't mean you have to listen to them (I'm looking at you Saudi Arabia).