Salam Pax

Most bloggers have heard of Salam, and many articles have been written. He now has a column in the Guardian, so I’ll be on the lookout for that. Someone who employed him has written about it. The short story is this: intellectual Iraqi starts warblogging from the belly of The Enemy. Interesting enough, but he is also intelligent, coherant, and not blinded by either side of the conflict. There were doubts about whether he was real or a hoax. Well, he is real. Read his blog, here is an excerpt from a few weeks ago:

The type of “humanitarian aid” reaching the southern governorates turns the situation into a sick comedy. Nasiriayh Hospital got 20 boxes; six of them had only shampoo in them.
Need a blood transfusion? Have shampoo, it smells nice.

Another four or five were full of past-use-date stitching thread. In Basra the trucks of “humanitarian aid” coming from Saudi Arabia have crates of Pepsi in them. The Pediatric ward there is running out of medicine to suppress a fever, but they do have Pepsi. If this was in a movie it would be hilarious.