NATO going down the drain?

I don’t know if this has been featured in American media, but according to The Observer the Pentagon has decided to punsih Germany for not supporting a war on Iraq.

From the link above:

Then again:

from the same source.
Of course, the US can decide to have their bases where ever they want. But what does this do to the future of NATO? Will it break up?

Am I the only one thinking that the Pentagon (and to some extent the White House proper) is acting like a spoiled brat, used to getting its way and suddenly facing a big No! from friends and family?