Iraqi Bloggers Roundup

Sunday, October 03, 2004

The IBR Family is Growing...

Let's give a warm IBR welcome to our newest contributor littlewhy. Kick off your shoes, help yourself to the fridge, and make yourself at home.

As some of you may know, littlewhy is the owner of the blog Winter Soldier, which covers American foreign policy and the Middle East with an emphasis on Iraq. Check it out for thoughtful insights like this:

"So we've got a hard task ahead. I don't know how it will go. Some fools are saying the war is already lost; other fools claim all is well and there is nothing to be worried about. We can't give up and we can't insert our heads in the sand. There's nothing to do but suck it up and go forward. It's going to take a long time to rebuild a civil society, especially one that has been as badly traumatized as Iraq. So whenever an Iraqi says or does something that makes you want to say, "Why, you ungrateful...no one should die trying to help you," stop yourself. Rememeber this analogy of the horribly abused young man. He's going to test your patience. What he needs from you is a little understanding, some toughness, a lot of help, and yes, a little love."