Was it a mistake to swap her for a Russian arms dealer? I think so!
Brittney Griner Returns To The WNBA After Detention In Russia—Here’s What To Know (msn.com)
WNBA star Britney Griner was detained in Russia February 17, 2022, accused of having vape cartridges containing hashish oil, which is illegal in the country, tried, and sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison. After a ten-month detention, she was swapped for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.
Timeline of Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia as US secures her release – ABC News (go.com)
Britney agrees to stand for the National Anthem this time.
Why Brittney Griner Will Stand for the National Anthem | Time
I am a big believer in the right of free speech. But I would never give up on America’s Great Experiment, or say it is a failure. The United States is an experiment in the ability of people to govern themselves, and it works, if people get involved and especially if they vote. Britney’s offense would have earned a citation / fine in the United States, but a nine-year sentence in Russia! She blundered into a political situation and made herself a pawn of Vladimir Putin. It took high-level negotiations and a distasteful prisoner swap to set her free. America looks pretty good after months in a Russian prison! Remember that the USA is better than most other countries. Frankly, I would have left her in prison. Because of her naivete and arrogance, a Russian terrorist is free. Advice to Britney Griner: never go to Russia again.