Lady Fauzia Wahab of PPP has defended Richard Holbrooke and strongly criticized all those responsible for offending him. Mrs Wahab thinks that since the US is giving us so much money, we should give some respect to the Americans. I think she is right. As they say, the money makes the mare go. Mrs Wahab is of the view that if they are giving us money, we have lost all claim to self-respect, dignity, sovereignty and other such nonsense. For that unique insight, I think she deserves a medal from the President since he had recently given one to Barbar Awan also. -SHAIKH KARAM ELAHI, Khanewal, January 16.