Jibran Riaz in his letter of March 30 praises the PPP government and President for the restoration of judiciary. There is such a thing as accepting defeat with grace and not trying to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. The PPP government's intentions were never in doubt. Rehman Malik is not known for backing off. Islamabad had been sealed off with containers, police from Sindh had been sent for, plans were afoot for blowing up the Chenab Bridge if all else failed. What finally budged the President was the threat of stoppage of all US aid by Hillary Clinton, and General Kayani's midnight visit to the Presidency with a final warning. If restoring the judiciary was not a last minute decision under duress, why did it take so many hours for the Presidential proclamation to emerge. Why is TheNation lending its pages to letters that are so completely divorced from reality? -KHURSHID ANWER, Lahore, via e-mail, March 30.