If karma were an Islamic teaching, the blackout map would’ve included Washington, DC and the Pentagon. And there’d be a teeny, gerrymandered congressional district-style finger reaching down to Crawford, Texas.
As it is, though, the blackout hit New York and war-opposing Canada. NPR’s Anne Garrels sardonically shares thoughtful Iraqis’ tips for surviving a blackout in a heat wave.
Besides, as the occupation governor of Iraq, Paul Bremer explained rather presciently on Tuesday, “Freedom matters. I think it’s important to … look beyond the shootouts and blackouts” and just soak in the freedom.