"I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue.
"I was able to get a sense of his soul."
--George W. Bush, talking about Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, June 16, 2001.
"I got the impression that here was a man who could be relied upon when he had given his word."
--Neville Chamberlain, talking about Adolph Hitler, September, 1938.
When you aren't able to discern someone's true character, all kinds of bad things can happen...