Do we really want a certified nutter running Pakistan? It would appear from today’s FT that the US and Britain are perfectly happy with the prospect. When Asif Ali Zardari, Benazir Bhutto’s widow, was trying to fight off corruption charges in the High Court here in Britain last year, he visited various doctors of the utmost excellence in New York.
They did what he presumably then wanted, and diagnosed him as suffering from %(sane)”a range of serious illnesses including dementia, major depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder in a series of medical reports spanning more than two years.”%
%(loony)”I do not foresee any improvement in these issues for at least a year,”% wrote one of them in March 2007. Since then, Mr Zardari has -had his wife assassinated- endured the assassination of his wife, not something which normally improves your mental health. But the High Commissioner in London, speaking on his behalf, told the FT he is now fit and well. So that’s all right then. Isn’t it.