The most critical priority is to convince the President to continue to ignore the will of the American people and to maintain full-fledged loyalty to the neoconservative agenda, no matter how unpopular it becomes.He provides this astonishing Bush quote (via Michael Novak):
To do this, they have convinced the President that he has tapped into a much higher authority than the American people -- namely, God-mandated, objective morality -- and as long as he adheres to that (which is achieved by continuing his militaristic policies in the Middle East, whereby he is fighting Evil and defending Good), God and history will vindicate him...
"I want to have my conscience clear with Him. Then it doesn't matter so much what others think."And here's Bush wondering why there is such rising anti-Americanism all over the world, even in English-speaking countries such as England:
'Is it due simply to my personality?' he wondered, half-seriously.It's all about you, George. Half a million dead in Iraq, a country in ruins, international law flushed down the toilet with a Koran and all that matters is how YOU feel about it!
The president confided to Roberts that he believes he has an advantage over Churchill, a reliable source with access to the conversation told me. He has faith in God, Bush explained, but Churchill, an agnostic, did not. Because he believes in God, it is easier for him to make decisions and stick to them than it was for Churchill. Bush said he doesn't worry, or feel alone, or care if he is unpopular. He has God.