via Firedoglake, this amazing web-site, Hometown Baghdad, which presents life from the point of view of middle class (male) Iraqis living in Baghdad. Life is full of hardship, but it is much less the constant chaos one might expect from the headlines and more like living in a bad Samuel R. Delany novel. (Well... maybe this comment is unfair, certainly his work has influenced me.)
Saved for later: Betrayed: The Iraqis who trusted America the most. You had to know, after all, that it was always a lie.