You think it’s an accident that the dates we chose to visit Abi, and Martin, and the generally sane and well-designed Netherlands, happen to include the date of the inevitable American mediagasm over 9/11? Okay, no, you don’t think it’s an accident. Because you’re smarter than the average bear.
And Jim is right that this is probably the greatest thing written in the immediate wake of the events. What some people (not Jim) don’t get is that the Onion wasn’t making fun of her. We were all her. Nothing since then has suggested that we’ve attained more insight into our true condition.