I saw and enjoyed the James Bond movie last night. Pretty fantastic and weird and hard to believe stuff. Well, maybe not. Look at this Litvinenko affair in London. That the former Soviet spy was murdered is the only thing that doesn’t seem to be in dispute, although exactly how wasn’t clear yesterday; and by who is still not perfectly clear; but now it seems that radiation is involved; someone said it was like a tiny nuclear weapon going off inside him. Vladimir Putin (formerly of the KGB) says the guy’s death is a "provocation." Cold war ghosts are being seen. Michael Barone has just read Robert Gates’ (formerly of the CIA) memoirs and thinks that Gates understands that there are bad guys in the world. Artemy Troitsky is not an optimist about the way of Russia.