It's good he came clean so the blackmail issue can be avoided, but I don't think he should have resigned. Cheating on ones spouse does not make one unable to do their job.
I've rather liked him, as much as I've known
I'd probably never have been any good at being a guerrilla either. Lack of fervor.
Agreed, GW, but in a security-sensitive position like that it's a concern about whom one cheats with. See my post above.
and he's trying to keep it a secret, he has become too great a security risk.
If their spouse and vows aren't enough to respect and retain control for despite temptation, there can't really be any confidence that career and country would be.