US Ambassador Anne W. Patterson was 'summoned' to the Foreign Office, where Foreign Secretary lodged "a protest against the helicopter-borne ground attack by US troops on a village near Angoor Adda in South Waziristan that resulted in 20 civilian casualties". Summoned? Protest? Who are we fooling? -DR IRFAN ZAFAR, Islamabad, via e-mail, September 11.