That's JUST WHAT MAKES it believable! ;)
A REAL bad guy bites the dust, even his (interviewed) mother expected it way before the HIT.
FINI! Mission Accomplished! Put to Bed! Won't be down for Breakfast! The announcement just is a sort of olive branch to publicly move on.
Top guy is removed- will move on, retire-never retire, makes it even more believable.
It's now you see it, now you don't..confusing as my post? A word scramble.
Some of us have payed pretty close attention to the story in the study of other things.
On the positive side, is that just like other retired spychiefs, he now has time to devote to writing his memoirs — which definitely would be a bestseller, Dagan has lived an exceptional life.