Mr Zardari is even more of an absolute ruler than Gen. Musharraf since he has no constitutional limits as head of the government party. This is what he proved by giving Hilal-e-Quaid Richard Boucher. What good did Mr. Boucher do for Pakistan? Threats, intimidation, and coercion, abetting Indian point of view on Mumbai drama while ignoring our concerns on drones invading our territory killing our people? Strange are the decisions of the rulers. -M. MOHAMMAD, Sargodha, via e-mail, January 6.