I wish I was making up the following:
According to Abbas, immediately thereafter Bush said: “God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did, and now I am determined to solve the problem in the Middle East. If you help me I will act, and if not, the elections will come and I will have to focus on them.”
>>”Ha’aretz: `Road map is a life saver for us,’ PM Abbas tells Hamas”:http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=310788&contrassID=2&subContrassID=1&sbSubContrassID=0&listSrc=Y
Discussion over at “Metafilter”:http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/26729.
The Progressive had an article on this: “Bush’s Messiah Complex”:http://www.progressive.org/feb03/comm0203.html is an older article about Bush’s divine mission.