I've heard it said that Bush perceives himself as King.
Nope. What he perceives himself as is Emperor--as in Napolean.
Remember--Napolean overreached himself, too.
Marc Kaufman writes in The Washington Post: "President Bush has signed a new National Space Policy that rejects future arms-control agreements that might limit U.S. flexibility in space and asserts a right to deny access to space to anyone 'hostile to U.S. interests.'
"The document, the first full revision of overall space policy in 10 years, emphasizes security issues, encourages private enterprise in space, and characterizes the role of U.S. space diplomacy largely in terms of persuading other nations to support U.S. policy."
On rereading the above, I've come to another conclusion.
Seeing as how Bush wants control of heaven and earth--I guess he's actually likening himself to God.