Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Second thoughts on the spy swap

With the conclusion of the biggest spy swap since the Cold War, the U.S. has defused a thorny diplomatic problem quickly and cleanly - and avoided damaging recent efforts to improve relations with Russia. And Moscow has escaped further embarrassment over a group of spies that over the years apparently had little if any success in ferreting out any useful secrets.

Obviously, we did not have enough time to thoroughly interrogate those we arrested in order to identify anyone else involved. It's clear they didn't work alone. We will never know if the rest of the spy network is still out there making trouble. We do know that the spy working as a La Prensa reporter was supporting Obama's election . . .

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