Current and former military and intelligence officials have told me that the President remains convinced that it is his personal mission to bring democracy to Iraq, and that he is impervious to political pressure, even from fellow Republicans. They also say that he disparages any information that conflicts with his view of how the war is proceeding.Shouldn't that have been: Look, up in the air! It's a bird! No, it's a plane! Nope, it's SUPER DUBYA!! Faster than a fifth-grader on ridalin, able to ignore sound intelligence with a wave of his hand, more impervious to political pressure than Richard Nixon, and who, disguised as George, a mild mannered cowboy from Texas running a country into the ground, fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice and the American way.
Bush’s closest advisers have long been aware of the religious nature of his policy commitments. In recent interviews, one former senior official, who served in Bush’s first term, spoke extensively about the connection between the President’s religious faith and his view of the war in Iraq. After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, the former official said, he was told that Bush felt that “God put me here” to deal with the war on terror. The President’s belief was fortified by the Republican sweep in the 2002 congressional elections; Bush saw the victory as a purposeful message from God that “he’s the man,” the former official said. Publicly, Bush depicted his reëlection as a referendum on the war; privately, he spoke of it as another manifestation of divine purpose.
There is nothing more dangerous than someone who thinks they are on a mission from god.
Jake: First you trade the Cadillac for a microphone. Then you lie to me about the band. Now you're gonna put me right back in the joint.
Elwood: They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God.