Of course many people will have much to say.
We should listen. But we won’t be deceived
by words such as Indispensable, Unique, and Great.
Someone else indispensable and unique and great
can always be found at a moment’s notice.
C P Cavafy
I’m thinking it’s tough to throw out dictators in their eighties. Younger tyrants can flee to Geneva or Jeddah, buy a palace, hire a good doctor, take a young mistress and have a decent couple of decades. If you’re eighty you’ve got your eye on your place in history; you don’t have that much of a life left to lose.