Here's the link to the blog of Salam Pax, a guy who writes from Irak, about Irak. For what I read, I think he's good. "Salam" means "peace" in iraki, as well as "Pax", in latin. There's a quote by Samuel P Huntington which I found particularly illuminating:
"the West won the world not by the superiority of its ideas or values or religion,
but rather by its superiority in applying organized violence.
Westerners often forget this fact, non-Westerners never do."