If, as I had suggested, Putin's weekend attack on the United States was a well-played move in the "great game" of diplomacy, then Reuters has now issued a "scorekeeper's report!" The "scorekeeper" was Emnid, which conducted a poll for N24 television. They polled 1000 Germans; and 68% percent supported Putin's remarks, while only 22% disagreed with him. This should not be surprising since Germany has shown little sympathy for Bush's "adventures" in Iraq, whether in the corridors of power or on the streets. We may thus conclude that Putin not only made a good move but, by making it in Munich, made it on the right playing field!