Congratulations to advocates of the war on terror. Another two-dozen civilians died in the air strike on a Swat village by the allied forces. I ask these secular liberals that are playing with words while body count mounts, would they still be in favour of this war if the women and children dying were their own? Even if this is our war, indeed, shouldn't we first get rid of foreign forces, try some sort of negotiations and, then, if things still don't calm down, use military force against selected targets? How inhuman can some people be; the innocents are dying on a regular basis at the hands of foreign forces but they deem it all so necessary to openly support this carnage. -HASSAN SIDDIQUI, via e-mail, October 20.