One of the more interesting sites I visited in the days before before and after the recent Iraq war is that of the Baghdad Blogger, Salem Pax.  It is cool; he comes off as something of a geek, so I feel a kinship with him.  He also seems to go to some lengths to maintain an open mind, which looks like a somewhat difficult (and possibly dangerous) thing to do in Iraq these days.  I wish him the best of luck, both for him and for his nation.

There is another interesting article about him (and a bit of an advert for his new book – blogs are hitting the mainstream!) at the following site:,7496,1038491,00.html