Absent voices can sometimes be more conspicuous than the heard voices. More confusion exists today than when these voices were loud and clear. We now have 2. 5 million refugees created overnight and another such wave is swelling at the doors of our cities if this war on terror, whatever the hell that means, is expanded to other areas. Why arent people like General (Rtd) Aslam Beg, Nawaz Sharif and Aitzaz Ahsan speaking on the issue? -M. SHAIKH, Islamabad, via e-mail, May 25.