Now, if any of this is actually true, I think this has serious implications.
The remark dates from the first meeting between Mr Bush, the Palestinian prime minister Mahmoud Abbas and his then foreign minister, Nabil Shaath, in June 2003.
The Palestinians say Mr Bush also revealed to them that he had been told by God to create a Palestinian state. Mr Shaath, now the information minister, describes the meeting with Mr Bush in the BBC2 programme, Elusive peace: Israel and the Arabs.
He says: “President Bush said to all of us, ‘I’m driven with a mission from God. God would tell me: George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan.
‘And I did, and then God would tell me, George, go and end the tyranny in IraqÃ¢â‚¬Â¦and I did.
‘And now, again, I feel God’s words coming to me – go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East. And by God I’m gonna do it’.”