Okay, I'm an American and happy to live here--I am patriotic.
Now that I've got that statement out of the way, I do hope we are able to talk about something, ANYTHING other than 9/11 for the next 2 weeks on the news and every other venue. That is not to diminish the horribleness of the event, or the incredibly far-reaching impacts of that day. But what I am saying is this: We have been talking about it, lamenting it, and dealing with the reprocussions for the last 10 years. The 10 year anniversary is not news, it's just another day of international unrest. I don't see it as being any more horrible than the 2 year anniversary or the 9th year anniversary.
Must we REALLY rehash everything over relentlessly? It's like a nasty morbid fascination, like a little kid pointing at a gross lump on the ground and saying "ooo Mommy! It's a dead frog! Yuck! it looks like a car hit it! Come look!!!"