Blogging journalist ready for Iraq embed

Independent journalist Michael Totten is going back to Baghdad. He’s managed to organise an embed with the US military and will no doubt be blogging his trip here.

“So stay tuned for an in-depth tour through Baghdad after the surge. I will learn as much from this adventure as you will. The United States will have a new president soon, and a new Status of Forces Agreement with the Iraqi government. Will Iraq and its government survive the next phase?”

Totten last visited Iraq in 2007 shortly after the deployment of additional US forces as part of General Petraeus’s military surge. He seems to have chosen an interesting time to be heading out in the light of recent violence in the country.