"I showed extremely poor judgement." By far the most consequential resignation of 2012 was that of CIA Director David H. Petraeus. Here are highlights of other resignation letters that hit the news this year.
While it's a stunning lapse in integrity for someone who was widely respected, it doesn't at first glance seem like the kind of lapse that has a lot to do with running the CIA. Does having an affair make him a less capable leader?