It is with considerable satisfaction that I read that the stuffing has been knocked out of Pervez Musharraf.
He is in a 'sulk'. He is "isolated" and "exposed". He has retreated into a "mental bunker". His "aura is fading". He is "obviously not in power". He no longer has "fire in his belly". A supporter says he might not have the stomach for a "Custer's last stand" against an impeachment motion. Even the police have become half-hearted in their treatment of protesting lawyers (one even shaking hands and smiling with one of the protesters).
Oh dear. How awful!
The one thing keeping Musharraf in power is the stalwart support of George W Bush.
Ironic, really isn't it ? In 1999 he didn't even know his name.