I've been reading a few blogs from Iraq lately. I started with:
and I've picked at scattered others. They're very hard to read, because they're all about people suffering to varying degrees and both they and I know that the suffering was caused by my government. They make me feel angry and sad and defensive and apologetic and guilty and protective, and that's a lot of emotion to feel when I'm basically just surfing the web. But I can't stop checking them.
Because as long as they're updating, that means they're still alive.