Monday, September 08, 2003

The real "Baghdad Blogger"

The latest post by Riverbend is shocking and heartbreaking, and literally had me in tears. Her words defy description, so all I can say is go read it now.

I don't want to sound overly judgemental but the comparison is unavoidable: Salam Pax, with his (self-hating?) pandering to western readers and his incomprehensible sympathy for American soldiers (even as they brutalised his family and ransacked his house) sounds absolutely pathetic next to Riverbend's terrifying descriptions of the hellish existence and terror forced on her and her people by Little Bush's big 'ole war.

Without a doubt, Riverbend is the person most deserving of the title of "Baghdad Blogger", and her page is where one can really find out what the war has done to Iraq. If on the other hand, you aren't interested in reality and instead just want to read juvenile strutting and boasting about the latest pleasure-seeking thrills and adventures of Salam & friends, go see his page.