The man was supposedly a convert to Islam who had written a book about Islam and Algeria to...well here, let's let him describe it:
"I wrote the book to explore my love of literature and to write a suspenseful thriller, that portrayed the Middle East in a more accurate light. Through this book, I hope to teach people about the true meaning of Islam."But he wasn't a writer, and he wasn't just a CIA officer, he was a CIA Station Chief. What are the chances that the book, the conversion or any of this is above board?
Perhaps he was set up to be taken down after he turned too far towards the enemy, and the two women were CIA assets. Or perhaps he was taken down by Islamist agents after they verified he had indeed retained too many wicked western ways to be taken seriously as one of them. What was a recent convert doing having cocktail parties and inviting women to his private residence anyway? Such a public scandal might also prove quite useful to the jihadi cause.
Or, he could just be a self-serving screwup that took his position too far.
One thing's for sure, any story containing the letters C I A should always be taken with a full hopper of salt--as with the Plame affair. The taxpayers fund schools to train these people in lies and subterfuge, for crying out loud.