US top military commander said the military did not have enough troops to send to Afghanistan. On the other hand, US employers cut 62,000 jobs in June for the sixth consecutive month as soaring fuel prices and a slowing economy forced companies to reduce costs. It is time Admiral Mullen recruited those who lost their jobs and dispatched them to Afghanistan. Finally, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have come to bite the Americans. Days of cheap oil, gas-guzzling SUVs, and trendy homes are gone. Time is fast approaching when the Americans will scrounge for crumbs to survive. US agenda now is to use the Pakistani national army as a mercenary force to kill its own people. It seems there are no sane voices in US that could advise the government to pull back from the abyss both in Iraq and Afghanistan and give peace in the world a chance for the betterment of the humanity. People of the world consider the US to be a shark among dolphins. People of the world ask the Americans to live and let live. -MIRZA TUFTAN BAIG, Lahore, via e-mail, July 5.