Dear business consultant mourning the loss of a $ 700 million contract This is an ordinary Pakistani here. If a nation of 250 million could not find someone saner than Bush/Cheney duo in two attempts, then my silly little country can be excused this time around. I am no fan of Mr. Zardari but would dearly love to see the American-stooges; our generals, salute him on the grandstand. It will be worth way more than $ 700 million. As for you and you deals, I advise you to find saner partners. They are all east of us. Stop looking west now. -S. AMIR, Lahore, via e-mail, September 8.