President Hamid Karzai threatened Sunday to send troops to Pakistan to fight militants themselves.
Readers remember their experiences with the Monitor's old pen-pal column.
Tens of thousands are pressuring the government to reinstate the judges, who were dismissed under President Musharraf.
Tuesday's deadly US incursion is under investigation, but it points up the contrast between the two nations' approaches to militants along the Afghanistan border.
Wednesday, a US airstrike killed 11 Pakistani soldiers near the Afghan border.
Political activists and lawyers launched a cross-country march Monday to press for the reinstatement of independent judges fired by Musharraf.