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.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004


Iraqi border security is a little curious. This is one of their border forts (helpfully repaired in part by the Ukrainians- note the old blue and yellow flag painted on the wall). I feel confident they can repel a knight on a horse . . .