IN SEPTEMBER 2002, A 29-YEAR OLD IRAQI LIVING IN BAGHDAD AND
CALLING HIMSELF 'SALAM PAX' STARTED POSTING DESCRIPTIONS OF
DAILY LIFE ON THE INTERNET.
Incisive and recklessly irreverent, Salam's weblog described his passion for music and pop culture, and his fear of death by allied bombs and Saddam's secret police.
In the build-up to the invasion, thousands of people visited Salam's website every day, hooked on his uninhibited and grimly compelling account of the slide into war - and the last days of a long dictatorship.