Tuesday, March 08, 2005

The voices of free Iraq 

Lots of interesting stuff on your major Iraqi blogs:

Zeyad at Healing Iraq is
saying goodbye. Kind of. For the time being. Zeyad might not have been the first prominent Iraqi blogger (that gong goes to Salam Pax), but he was the first explicitly political, moderate, pro-American one, and thus a trailblazer for the next generation of stars of Iraqi blogosphere (it's through Zeyad that I first discovered Iraq the Model guys). We'll miss him.

Speaking of Iraq the Model, you can find some still shots, partial transcripts and personal reactions there, as Omar watches
terrorist confessions on Al Iraqiyah. I guess it was only a matter of time before "reality TV" hit Iraq.

And there's a lot of interesting stuff from Ali at Free Iraqi. Ali sees
troubles ahead for Sistani, as his godchild, the United Coalition list starts to fracture. Personally, I don't necessarily see such fragmentation as a bad thing, as it acts as a check on majoritarian power. Ali also shares his reflection about the Iraqi election: was it a vote for democracy, or freedom, or independence?


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