Salam Pax is real
Peter Mass has written a piece for Slate about meeting Salam Pax:
Baghdad was hectic when two blogging friends e-mailed me to suggest that I track down “Salam Pax.” I had no idea who or what they were talking about. I could have handed over the job of sorting out this Salam Pax thing to my interpreter—he was a clever and funny Iraqi who never failed to provide what I needed, whether it was interviews or pizza—but I let it pass. I thought I had better things to do.
(Salam Pax is going to write fortnightly pieces for The Guardian).