The Case of Riverbend

A few days ago, I linked to Riverbend, the English blog of an Iraqi woman that has been a staple of the Iraqi blogosphere these past few years. She related her disillusionment with the removal of Saddam and her loathing of the new "government" and occupation and her decision to leave Baghdad. She is, however, a member of the formerly privileged Sunni middle class, as longtime readers know. Jeff Weintraub helps provide some important context for her despair.