London, Feb.18 : Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf feels painfully let down and misunderstood.
In an article for The Independent, Jemima Khan, who interviewed Musharraf prior to the elections, said this feeling was particularly noticeable when he talked about her ex-husband, Imran.
"You know, I liked him. But he is the most unrealistic person. I wanted to support him." He mentions him a few times in the interview. And the strange thing is, I detect hurt. President Musharraf, dictator, despot, guardian of the West against al-Qaida - and all I can see are the wounded eyes of a betrayed lover when he talks about my ex," she says of Musharraf.
She recalls that under his regime, in the past year, Imran has been held under house arrest, jailed, then released and has had his movements restricted.
"Hell hath no fury like a general scorned," she concludes.