From a book I'm reading (the wife, who is speaking, has just spent a paragraph describing what a fool her husband is):
"Fool or not, in this crisis I miss him bitterly."
Who's a fool? The woman, the man or, perhaps, the writer? Yes, the writer.
Here's a non-foolish version:
"In this crisis I bitterly miss him, fool or not."
Or maybe this:
"In this crisis I bitterly miss him, fool that he may be."
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