Rumsfeld with Nick Childs of the BBC: 3/16/04
Q: Does this, though, present any practical problems for you? The election in Spain has resulted in a government that is now talking about the possibility of withdrawing its contribution to the coalition in Iraq possibly in June. Isn't that a crack in the coalition?
Rumsfeld: Well, obviously, one would prefer that more countries would come in, rather than a country leave.
Q: Isn't that - will it make it more difficult to do that?
Rumsfeld: (inaudible) involved in the global war on terror. There's some 34 nations. Now they're probably 33, with forces in Iraq. The task will get done. It'll get done and it'll get done well and progress is being made. And my guess is you'll find other countries reacting just the opposite.
You'll find countries stepping forward and saying, well, if that's what that country is going to do, we'll do just the opposite.
(What? Who would be crazy enough after this?)