see "General David Petraeus"
I have heard multiple "serious media commentators" refer to this unfolding of events as resembling something like "a Greek tragedy".
I am put more in mind of an Italian sex-farce. Like they used to make when Loren and Lollobrigida were at peak.
Now we will have to be merely content, whilst awaiting the Flynt Production: "This is Not Centcom!"