The Mathius guy on that new site (which also hosts blogs) emailed again. A bunch of new (not verified not endorsed but "advertised" non-theless, gee you can certainly see I'm not in marketing) blogs;
iraq diaries in english
Abd al-Muhsin al-Sayyid Salih
Dr. Taysiir al-Alusi
Al-Shumus Media Network
ihsan / hicestan
niqash press blog (This one is Matthius's "baby")
Phew, went into automaton linking that lot. What this site needs is a tool "click here to add your blog" etc and then I could go post about greenpeace or something.
Read and investigate them for yourselves. And then go back and visit Raed's blog again.
And now I am totalled, going to bed. See you later.