This is what you expect from a seasoned, true reporter - not to hesitate in exposing public fallacy. Joe Nocera does a great job in hammering American Mentality of glorifying everything associated with 9/11 even when it does not make much sense and common Americans would have to pay the price.
Tea Party - Nocera has called their bluff. Will they do anything about the boondangle which is under construction in the name of Patriotism? Doubtful, because hypocrisy is the middle name of Tea Party.