The first casualty of the Iraq war in 2008 was a blogger. Unlike the vast majority of conservative bloggers, Andrew Olmsted was not a keyboard kommando but rather an actual soldier. I've never read his blog before, but based on a quick perusal, he also seems to have been more moderate, intellectually curious and fair than most conservative bloggers. Before he died, he left a "final post" with a fellow blogger to be placed on his blog should he be killed in Iraq. The post (a humorous meditation on his own passing) is very much worth reading. You can leave comments at Obsidian Wings, home of the blogger with whom Olmsted's last post was entrusted.