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.

Thursday, December 16, 2004


In the wake of last week's terrorist attack on the US consulate office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is pretty much shut down right now for Americans. So we stayed on base with the US military. This is the dining facilities at the base. These guys take Christmas seriously!