I mean this quite seriously; this is the sort of thing that causes people to loose their faith - or at least, put the greater part of their faith into causes and ideals with more immediate payoffs.
After all, if there were such a god as the followers of Bush proclaim - the thirty-percenters, the name-it-claim it fringe of the ignorant, the stupid and the magical thinkers, Bush would have been incinerated by a bolt of divine lightning as he uttered these words.
On the other hand, were that the case, we'd pretty much have to live with the idea of the Divine Right of Kings, so I suppose it's a wash. Not to mention being a huge relief to personal security personnel the world over.
Still, when a Bush says they want to "help the people realize the blessings of liberty," everyone else hears a chorus of "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose." Cue visuals of jumping rubble, bread lines and starving children with huge eyes.