Hey Sera, thanks for writing this. I was stunned to encounter an article that good in the NY Times, especially in their magazine and on a Sunday. Then I too went to the comments. God bless you for putting up 72 of them: I couldn’t read past the first four most upvoted ones. You mentioned that it was alas a good thing that the Times shut down commenting, and I concur; however, I really wish this piece on MIA that thoughtfully challenges some of the main presumptions could have been linked in there for those who are so firm in their beliefs on these matters to find.