Drone News: The scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus has deepened after ‘inappropriate’ emails between him and a drone operating in Afghanistan have been leaked.
The former general joined the CIA in 2011 after heading international forces in Iraq and later in Afghanistan, where it is thought he and the drone first met. They then continued the affair via thousands of emails and clandestine meetings in a hotel in Kabul.
The drone, which has seen active service in Somalia, Pakistan and Bosnia, said that it was “deeply in love” with Petraeus and would gladly have given “its heart, soul and both of its AGM-114 Hellfire missiles” to the general.
In one email exchange between the two, Petraeus asked the drone “What you doin’?” The drone emailed back, saying “Circling over a potential Taliban stronghold in Kandahar. Thinkin’ about u. xoxoxo”
Petraeus stepped down on Friday, acknowledging in his resignation letter that he had shown “extremely poor judgment” and it would be the last time “he’d stick his dick in a goddam flying robot”.
Story: Simon Swatman