The attack on Lahore city was a reminder that the terrorist organizations will not sit and watch us destroy them. They have declared war on the people of Pakistan openly and must be punished. Sadly, a handful of Taliban apologists still try to defend their actions. Condemnable are not just these attacks but also the mainstream media coverage given to apologists. I believe we have seen the outcome of conciliation with these maniacs in the swat case. A single lesson is enough for the country and thus, military intensity should be increased to whitewash these terrorists. They must pay for the blood they have shed of Pakistanis.-ALI HAMDANI, Texas, June 4.