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Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

It's my birthday and I do not have the time to put in a full report this week. But the stories are interesting and are important. So I must tell you about them…

Condolences

First, my sincere condolences go out to 24 Steps to Liberty whose cousin was stopped by militias and murdered.

If you read no other blog post this week, read this one…

Chikitita takes another of her rare trips out of her house. This time to run an errand travelling across the lines of the various battlefields that are the different neighbourhoods in Baghdad.

Blogs

Marshmallow26 watches TV and compares the American reality TV shows to their Iraqi equivalents. Yes, there is even an Iraqi eqivalent of “Extreme makeover home edition”. Where the TV show renovates a house damaged by a military operation…

Fatima tells the stories of her family and friends after the ordeal of the kidnapping and eventual murder that I reported last week…

From Birth to Death

Baby Girl 3 Born

I Don't know what to call Baghdad

Also you must read…

The Iraqi Roulette

Baghdad Bacon and Eggs

Video Blogs

Just watch this one. Alive in Baghdad follows some of the results of the spate of mortars and rockets hitting homes in Baghdad.

Hometown Baghdad, a video blog from, you guessed it, Baghdad has been enjoying some popularity lately. The even made the front page of the Times of London.

Politics

Want to know what is going on? Follow these links to get an idea…

Things are never black and white. And there are good and bad in everything. The Shaqawa discusses the militias.

Raed has another scoop. Now most Iraqi parliamentarians want the US to set a timetable to leave.

Al-Ghad reports on Sistani's latest statement on the draft Oil Law and finds him at odds with Dick Cheney.

Iraq the Model says it is a rough time but they are not panicking.

Hammorabi wonders about the imminent failure of the Americans in Iraq.

Blog Iraq discusses a new law passing through the Iraqi parliament that gives each member $200 a day just for lunch. Hmmm.

And Finally…

After being named the “Most Sectarian Blog Ever” – The Shawqawa responds in typical Iraqi style… He invites his new visitors for tea and coffee.

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