Read Michael Yon's post of 8/25/05. Notice, first, that here's a reporter who will grab a rifle when necessary. Second, we are apparently dealing with "catch-and-release" jihadists in Iraq, due to some policy decisions which end up getting our own guys shot. Third, we have an ethical and humanitarian sense that the other side lacks.
This is pretty impressive material and it is not fictional. There are photos.
For myself, I'll be checking back on this blog from time to time.