Good to see that blogger Democracy in Iraq is back online after a difficult two months. He says, "I lost internet connection due to funds, I was arrested for a few weeks, and then Baghdad was attacked by insurgent attacks. I am however, by the grace of God, alive, I can say that and many others cannot."
Despite his difficulties he remains as positive as ever. "Although I have to be frank and say it has been a bad last few months, I hope that this summer will be good. The Iraqi army, yes the Iraqi army, not the American army, has begun operations to clean up Baghdad. Let us hope that they spread from there across Iraq." Indeed.