Off-Topic: CIA Director Resigns
So, CNN is blaring this headline
CIA Director David Petraeus Submits Resignation Over Extra Marital Affair
Now, first let me say, my own socio-political viewpoint would have me rejoicing if the entire CIA were to resign. I tend to believe that they do more to harm our national security than to help it.
BUT, why would an extra marital affair be grounds to give up your job as CIA director? Isn't the whole point of that organization to be sneaky? What is an extra marital affair but a civilian version of spy games? Why on earth would monogamous fidelity be a pre-requisite for Chief Spy? And, what if this affair was really part of his spying duties? You know, maybe he was seducing the wife of Syrian dictator Bashar Al-Assad in order to find out where the dude is hiding. Or maybe he was getting cozy with Angela Merkel in order to take down the German socialist economy so that Americans don't see an example of success outside the U.S. borders.
Man, how is it that the Puritans are still affecting our society this much after 400 years?