The Soul Doctrine

KGB AgentVladimir Putin spent 25 years with the KGB (and it’s post-Soviet successor agency (the FSB), eventually rising to the position of Agency Director. Normally, a career spent in the KGB would be a huge — pardon the pun — red flag. But George W. Bush sees things differently.

Following his very first meeting with Putin, Bush established what I like to call “The Soul Doctrine” with the following assessment of Putin:

“I looked the man in the eye… I was able to get a sense of his soul.”  

Obviously, Bush’s ‘Soul Doctrine’ is a very sophisticated foreign policy, the likes of which the world had never seen before. To help comprehend it, I created the timeline below.