President Bush once said he somehow felt the spiritual hand on his Presidency, and that he was destine for some grand destiny.
He was right because here is that that destiny.
Habakkuk chapter 2 verse 10
Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against thy soul
The New English Bible translate the 9th verse this way
Your schemes to overthrow mighty nations will bring dishonor to your house, and put your own life in jeopardy
"You could make the argument that the beginning of the end of Republican dominance in Washington was the Iraq War, at least a stage of the Iraq War, 2005-06."
In 2008 a solid majority of voters said they disapproved of the war. Three-quarters of them voted for Barack Obama.
It undermined respect for Republican economic stewardship. War is costly. No one quite knows or will probably ever know the exact financial cost of Iraq and Afghanistan, which is interesting in itself. Some estimates put it at $1 trillion, some $2 trillion. Mr. Curry cites a Congressional Budget Office report saying the Iraq operation had cost $767 billion as of January 2012. Whatever the number, it added to deficits and debt, and along with the Bush administration's domestic spending helped erode the Republican Party's reputation for sobriety in fiscal affairs.