Reader Tana comments on our post, Where’s Riverbend?

I am becoming increasingly concerned for Riverbend. I check her blog everyday, sometimes multiple times in a day, looking for reassurance that she is O.K. She is looked on by many as a friend and a living, breathing connection to what is really going on in Iraq. I have suspected for a while that she and her family might leave Iraq; I hope this is what happened and we will hear from her soon. God bless you Riverbend. You are in all of our prayers.

It’s now been seven weeks since Riverbend posted, by far her longest pause. This is what war does. Innocents and civilians have their lives disrupted and destroyed. Family members and friends are killed and maimed – all because a lunatic foreign power invaded their country based on lies with bloodlust for oil and dominance.