I guess it started back in September and October of 2001, when Bush was speaking like an Old Testament Prophet and talking of a "Crusade."
Which makes some sense. This is what we're fighting for, right?
This next one is actually eerily reminiscent of some shots in "Triumph of the Will" (though I should probably find a less obnoxious reference point...):
Given the adaption of the Catholic doctrine of Papal Infallibility ("If the President says so, then it must be the truth" -- Ari Fliescher ), it's clear what's going on here: we have a new religion. Bushianity.