In a long resignation speech, General Pervez Musharraf, dictator of Pakistan, finally stood down last month.
The "hard" man of Pakistani politics looked pathetic as he claimed to be acting "for the good of the country" and placing himself in "the hands of the people".
One can be forgiven for forgetting that Musharraf came to power in 1999 in a military coup. He sacked the elected government and forced its leader, Nawaz Sharif, into political exile. Claiming to be "Mr Clean", he promised an end to corruption and nepotism.