That's one really unfortunate reanalysis or confusion ,or whatever it is. Here's the Merriam-Webster definition of that word:
1 a often capitalized : divine guidance or care b capitalized : God conceived as the power sustaining and guiding human destinyIf the American presence in places like Anbar is anything, it is not divinely guided or much else good.
2 : the quality or state of being provident
Sestak's Republican counterpart in the segment, Mike Rogers of Michigan, also produced another interesting item:
ought notta do itThat doesn't sound insanely bad to me, but the missus flinched visibly. She says oughta not do it is fine, and ought not to do it is formal-sounding but grammatical. Maybe the style level rules out the cliticization there?