Charles Krauthammer wonders:
Everybody treats this as a joke — Anna Chapman the Bond girl and all that. The fact is, that they were here as sleepers for ten years. And one of their charges was to recruit others.
It's true none of the ten were in the government, but who was recruited? Where were those recruits? Any of them in the government? Any information we get on them?
It is quite remarkable to kick ‘em out overnight without any interrogation. If you stick them in jail and you have a plea bargain, you might be able to get information that we don't have today. Why are we not attempting that — like we did with the Detroit bomber who got his Miranda rights in ten minutes?