Natsuki Ikezawa, a Japanese novelist and poet recently took a trip to Iraq and wrote a wonderful book called On a Small Bridge in Iraq. It's available for download free of charge at that link and is well worth the time to look through (it's only about 35 pages -- with pictures too!). It provides a perspective that westerners rarely see: the lives of the Iraqi people which we are preparing to destroy. I won't comment any more about whether it is a balanced portrayal, but there are some comments on the Ebook which criticize the author's position. Read it and judge for yourself.---------------
I came across this amazingly accurate simulation of the coming war. Make sure you play through the whole thing. It gets better and better.