This week’s issue of The Onion is the best in a long time, in that irreverent and funny, yet also slightly scathing way. Who else would run articles titled “Dead Iraqi Would Have Loved Democracy” and “U.S. Forms Own U.N.,” gathered in a special issue on “Operation Piss Off The Planet”?

After 9/11, there were more than a few declarations that satire and irony were now dead; alas, the uncomfortable politics of this war have brought both back with a vengeance.