Where is Raed?
Oddly enough, given my interests and his blogging fame, I've only been reading his articles in The Guardian, and I don't catch all of them. I'll add this to my regular news page. For all the news I read on Iraq, this feels like the most insightful and convincing resource I've seen.
As an aside he mentions that that Iraqis expect the US forces to exit within the year; they pray for a UN force but fear civil war. Sounds about right, very unfortunately.