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Putin left the White House with no real choice but to cancel the U.S.-Russian presidential summit. One of the biggest rules of diplomacy between adversaries is that the spying game be kept below the level of the head of state.
It's never been easy to represent the United States in Moscow, especially if you're a Russian-speaking public intellectual who has criticized the Kremlin. The story of two U.S. ambassadors to Russia, George Kennan and Michael McFaul.
Washington wants to hire ex-Baathists to help rebuild Iraq. The CIA's experience using ex-Nazis to run West Germany's intelligence service should give it pause.