During Hamid Karzais visit to a US military cemetery, he stood among thousands of white gravestones as the commander of US & NATO troops in Afghanistan held forth on their pivotal bid to push the Taliban out of Kandhar and nearby villages. The US commander predicted that all would be clear by the end of the year. The art of communication is to hear what is not being said. Mr Karzai, count the Afghan civilian deaths no more. -Z. A. KAZMI, Karachi, May 14.