London - (Rotters): How the mighty are fallen. Only a year ago he was top dog in Pakistan. Living the life of riley in the Islamabad presidential palace. Hotline to President Bush and Vladimir Pootin. Madoff $$$s paycheck every month.
And now here he is in London slumming it above a seedy Praed Street kebab shop cum shisha bar, 9/11 accomplice Tony Blair his nearest neighbor.
Yes, General Pervez Musharraf has gone down in the world.
At a hastily convened press conference in Paddington Station gents' loo the former Pakistan war lord even had to borrow the 20p necessary to get through the lavatory turnstile.
"I'm on the verge of a comeback!" he shiuted, gesticulating wildly.
Some tine later a flock of incontinent London pidgeons flew over the old Generalissimo, dumping their daysworth of carrion on his once shining epaulets.
Benazir Bhutto's former cleaning lady is now Musharraf's landlord.