So finally, we know the price tag. The war on terror has cost us Rs 2080 billion. Meanwhile, we have completely lost FATA as well as Swat where writ of government is a memory of the past now. Law and order situation in rest of the country is also precarious. The country is without power, gas and other basic necessities of life. To establish our innocence in Mumbai, we need outsiders to issue statements. So we distribute Hilal for every trip a white man makes to Pakistan. The drones keep killing our innocents and we can't even protest at that. What a price we have had to pay for being a US ally in the war on terror -AMJAD H. MIRZA, Lahore, via e-mail, January 18.