When Tom Brokaw asked at last night's debate whether Russia was "evil," it's unclear if the candidates yet knew of Vladimir Putin's plans to bolster his nuclear arsenal with … ninjas. The Independent reports that the 56-year-old Putin celebrated his birthday yesterday by releasing "Let's Learn Judo with Vladimir Putin," a 90-minute instructional video. "In a judo bout," Putin intones, "compromises and concessions are permissible but only in one case: if it is for victory." Does this news make the GOP regret its presidential pick? With Chuck Norris on the ticket, Mike Huckabee could have matched Russia chop for chop.