I'm sure the Bush Administration would greatly enjoy being lectured by the international community, being threatened with sanctions and regime change, and generally being treated like a small recalcitrant child.
Who said that that's not happening already?
OK, maybe not the sanctions part (yet), but I'm sure a good portion of the world at least thinks that this administration is a bunch of "small recalcitrant children," as you put it.
Yeah, but it still has nasty big sticks and not much compunction about using them. Classic bully-in-the-schoolyard behavior, when you think about it.