Shoaib Abbas in his letter of March 21 says that the decision to restore judges was entirely that of the President. My question is why did the Americans have to phone him so many times and why did General Kayani have to visit Prime Minister and President so many times, including a visit on March 15 at midnight? Why have such hectic activity to persuade a person if he needed no persuasion? Does this make any sense? The news from all sources is that till the very last, the President had agreed to all others demands except the one regarding restoration of eleven judges headed by Iftikhar Chaudhry. -KHURSHID ANWER, Lahore, via e-mail, March 21.