Blogs on the War in Iraq
Blogs on the War in Iraq
See also From the Front Lines of the Reconstruction Effort in Iraq.
The latest news on the war against terror can be found most quickly at the U.S. Department of Defense Web site.
Another informative Web site for war news is the U.S. Department of Defense Defend America Web page.
The Arab Gateway (al-bab.com) is an exceptional comprehensive site on the Arab world, written by an American.
Blogs by Iraqis
From John Fund: "Pentagon officials say that coverage of Iraq's liberation and its aftermath was made richer by military bloggers who provided on-scene commentary that even journalists embedded with the U.S. military also appreciated. One Marine's blog report that the Arab TV channel al-Jazeera was paying people to shoot at U.S. troops was read by military officers and led to arrests. Salam Pax, a pseudonymous Baghdad blogger, toured his city with ABC's Ted Koppel for an episode of Nightline and has since landed a book deal."
Hammorabi: "Iraq--the past, present, and future of the Cradle of Civilization."
Healing Iraq: "Daily news and comments on the situation in post- Saddam Iraq, by an Iraqi dentist."
the Model: "In response to some
e-mails asking me to give some information about who I am, my
background, where I live...etc., I'm posting this piece of info.
Actually we are three brothers, working together on this blog.
Iraq Now: "News and Commentary from Jason Van Steenwyk, the Nattering Nabob of Nebuchadnezzar."
The Mesopotamian: "To bring one more Iraqi voice of the silent majority to the attention of the world."
Riverbend: (Baghdad Burning) "Girl blog from Iraq: Let's talk war, politics, and occupation."
Text of Fatwah Urging Jihad against Americans. Statement signed by Sheikh Usamah Bin-Muhammad Bin-Ladin and other. February 23, 1998.
Blogs by people outside Iraq
The Belmont Club: "History and history in the making."
Blogs of War
Boots on the Ground: "This is about my daily life here in Baghdad, Iraq, as a soldier of the United States Army. My views do not reflect that of the U.S. Military or U.S. Government."
BuzzMachine: Jeff Jarvis
Dear America: A excellent site where Iraqis exchange correspondence with Americans and others.
HobbsOnline: "HobbsOnline strives to provide reasoned, analytical, in-context coverage of today's world, with a special focus on business & the economy, Tennessee budget & tax politics, religion & culture, the development of blog-based journalism, and the War on Terror."
Iraqi Bloggers Central: "An American looks at Iraq and the Iraqi bloggers." An excellent up-to-date central spot from which to read the posts of the most prolific of the Iraqi bloggers.
Iraq War Reader: An excellent thought-provoking site.
JustOneMinute: "Balanced fare: We report, you deride."
One Hand Clapping: By renowned blogger Donald Sensing.
OxBlog: "The off-the-cuff political commentary of Josh Chafetz, a 2001 Rhodes Scholar and graduate student in politics at Oxford, David Adesnik, a 2000 Rhodes Scholar and graduate student in international relations at Oxford currently residing in Cambridge, Mass., and Patrick Belton, a graduate student in international relations at Oxford."
To our readers:
We recently received this letter from Betty Kilbride, founder of the Project America Foundation. We're trying to help get this project off the launch pad, and we hope you will help too:
I am excited to tell you that I
have been invited by the U.S. Marine Corps to join them as an embedded
writer/author in Iraq and Kuwait beginning in January 2006. As you can
imagine, this will be a golden opportunity for me not only as a writer
but as an American to gain firsthand knowledge and valuable information
concerning the issues affecting our armed forces.
The Search for International Terrorists Entities (SITE) Institute
The Search for International Terrorist Entities (SITE) Institute: "The Search for International Terrorist Entities (SITE) Institute was founded in response to the growing need to educate the public on matters surrounding terrorism. Our mission is to facilitate the comprehension of the underlying threat of terrorism, the sources of terrorism, and the prevention of terrorism. Working with the media to provide accurate and unbiased information, the SITE Institute has become one of the most respected organizations researching terrorism."
page updated June 25, 2006
The Iraqi Press
Arab Gateway: Iraqi Media since Saddam
Iraq Today: "The Independent Voice of Iraq" (an English-language weekly).
Iraq-America Freedom Alliance: "Working together to promote democracy and defeat terrorism."
U.S. Embassy, Baghdad, Iraq
Committee on the Present Danger-- Dedicated to Winning the War on Terrorism: "The Committee on the Present Danger is dedicated to winning the global war on terrorism. We are a bipartisan organization from the policy, political, academic, business and professional communities committed to resisting and defeating terrorist organizations, ending collusion between rogue regimes and terrorists, and supporting reform in regions that threaten to export terror."
Matt Pottinger, "Mightier Than the Pen, Why I gave up journalism to join the Marines," Wall Street Journal, Opinionjournal.com, December 16, 2005.
Norman Podhoretz, "The Panic Over Iraq," Wall Street Journal OpinionJournal.com, December 12, 2005.