Cigars in the Sand

Commentary, Notes and Pictures from my time in Iraq

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Farmer by genetics, Lawyer by training, currently "vacationing" in Iraq and advising the Iraqi government on border security issues. Before moving to Baghdad, I served in the White House as Deputy Counsel for the Homeland Security Council. I can be reached at opusxryanathotmaildotcom.

Sunday, December 19, 2004


The Christmas Spirit has reached Baghdad. This is an (admittedly dark) image of some Coalition residents of the Green Zone doing a little carolling outside the Presidential Palace. The weather is certainly season appropriate; the low temps have been in the low 30s lately.