Is the Head Of the CIA a Useful Idiot, or a Peacemaker?


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CIA often fails to provide accurate intelligence to inform US decision-making, stuck in its own echo-chamber.

Biden's choice of Bill Burns for CIA Director provides valuable diplomatic expertise, especially for Russia relations.

Bill Burns, as CIA Director, hasn't publicly called for peace talks in Ukraine, unlike others.

In the current pro-war climate, Bill Burns might be labeled a Putin apologist for past concerns.

Burns confirmed in his 2019 memoir that a promise made to Gorbachev on NATO expansion was broken.

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Burns reported widespread Russian opposition to early NATO expansion, which strained relations for years.

Bill Burns became US ambassador to Russia in 2005, facing challenges, including NATO expansion tensions.

In 2008, Burns opposed NATO invitation for Ukraine and Georgia, voicing concerns to Secretary Rice.

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