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Russian President Vladimir Putin (right) trying on a Super Bowl championship ring flanked by New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft (left) and international media mogul Rupert Murdoch (center) in 2005.

Is the grave concern that the power of the West is under threat by countries like Russia, or that a Russian will have too much influence over/access to that power?  Chew on it.

"Pretending that you already know the answer when you don't is not actually very helpful." ~Migeru.

by poemless on Tue Jul 17th, 2007 at 01:29:52 PM EST

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