On the right side of this page, among the links to other blogs I suggest you read, is a link for Michael Yon's Online Magazine. Tech Central Station has a brief interview with Michael that touches briefly on his Florida childhood, his time in the Special Forces, his reasons for returning to Iraq as an "independent journalist" (aka. blogger) and his writing. If you are interested in a more personal view of what is going on in Iraq -- the story behind the statistics you hear -- his blog is must reading.
These two recent dispatches are good examples of how interesting his material can be.
Michael Yon : Online Magazine: The Devil's Foyer
Michael Yon : Online Magazine: Empty Jars