Michael J. Totten is editing an important new blog, Friends of Democracy: Ground level election news from the people of Iraq. This blog should be a valuable resource as we get closer and closer to the Iraqi election on the 30th. The idea of the blog is to aggregate reports about the run-up to the election and the election itself from ordinary Iraqi citizen journalists (to use Jay Rosen parlance). Some of them are well-known Iraqi bloggers like Omar and Mohammed from Iraq the Model. Some of the citizen journalists do not have English-language blogs and will have their reports translated before being updated to the site. Here's Michael J. Totten's post explaining the new blog. Remember, www.friendsofdemocracy.info, bookmark it.