I went to the lonelyplanet.com forum. It is called the Thorntree.
I browsed around, and posted a few comments or questions. I like the Thorntree. It is good for pre-trip advice. It is very difficult to follow when actually on the road. I may be able to wring out some useful advice. Lots of people hang around inside there and sort of make smart ass comments, this is annoying, and not needed. I think that Frommers still has a forum, I will try to visit it.
I was told that in the past Frommers and Fodors had a guidebook to Iraq. I so far have not found any remnants of these books, but I will keep searching. Anyone that has helpful advice on Iraq can write me at .... blogger....AT hobotraveler.com
Take out the -at- and make correct.
Most people enter through Jordan and are working for the NGO (Non Government Organizations) a.k.a - Humanitarian stuff.