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.

Friday, December 24, 2004


Enjoying a magnificent Partagas Series D No. 4 outside of a newly occupied border fort. I took 10 of these cigars and distributed them to the Marines stationed out there. You'd think I had given them gold bars . . .