Iraq: Blogging the war and the occupation

November 3, 2007

Blogs are powerful tools and I think they have come into their own during this Iraq conflict. While iraq.jpgthe American and British governments have all the power of the world’s most powerful media at their beck and call, the ordinary people living in the conflict zone have blogging to tell their stories.

Here are links to a few:-

A Family in Baghdad

Baghdad Burning – Girl Blog from Iraq… let’s talk war, politics and occupation;

Today in Iraq – A blog about life;

Iraq Today – the successor of Today in Iraq;

Healing Iraq – Daily news and comments on the situation in post Saddam Iraq by an Iraqi dentist;

Iraq Blog Count – points to many blogs about the war;

An Arab Woman Blues – Reflections in a sealed bottle… ;

Interesting Sites about the War:

Iraq Body Count – looks at civilian death totals;

Iraqi Deaths Estimator-
Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator

Now I know I will have missed many interesting sites and blogs so I’ll leave this item open so taht YOU can post any you find interesting.

My thoughts are with those living a daily nightmare.

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Iraq 1: Costs

October 30, 2007

I came across this interesting website to-day while researching an article on the war in Iraq. I thought it was so revealing I’d share it here and now.

As of five minutes ago, from the time of posting, the war had already cost:

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That would be:-

£225,205,146,196.42

And counting Read the rest of this entry »