In the tiny, insignificant collection of countries that Herr Bush assembled before his monstrosity of a war, I noticed that very few were Republics at the Foreign Policy Level, but more noticeable was that, of the Republics, most had their elections on dates far in the future.
Iceland's election was first, and proved to be the end of a career fortheir Prime Minister. He supported the Iraq War.
Latvia's election was second. The minute after the election, one of the groups in the ruling coalition dropped out.
In other words, if you have to face elections, you would have had to been stupid to back the latest Iraq War.
In case you were wondering, Stalwart American ally, the King of Tonga, is still King of Tonga.