"Not a single charge in the impeachment can stand against me," he said.Cheney's concept of Executive Privilege has been globalized. And look who had a plane parked on the runway, waiting for Pervez to run across the tarmac - Bush's other fine friends, the Saudis. Well, who else will take him? Pervez has a multi-million-dollar residence just nearing completion on the outskirts of Islamabad, but may never be able to live there without rockets raining down from the main road across the fence.
"No charge can be proved against me because I never did anything for myself, it was all for Pakistan."
UPDATE: Who knew that fleeing to Mecca was a traditional Muslim rite:
Officials from both the ruling coalition and the security services said that in the wake of his resignation Musharraf would travel to close ally Saudi Arabia in coming days to perform Muslim rites.Dear Benazir was always a great and loyal subject, your majesty.
A senior coalition official told AFP that Musharraf would then head for London or Turkey, but his aides insisted he would return after his religious duties in the Gulf kingdom.
The party of Nawaz Sharif, who was ousted by Musharraf in 1999, has said that the former president should not be granted a safe exit but the leading group in the coalition, led by the widower of slain opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, has remained quiet.