Thank you, Ellie.
That wasn't an attack of New York City, it was an attack of the United States of America. And we ALL have been involved in Middle East turmoil ever since, directly as a result. With many people from not just New York City but all over this country becoming casualties in that turmoil.
I've been Frosted (thanks, Elyse and Karen!).
I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it.
"Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."
-- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery