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 26, 2004


An Iraqi general that I work with, General Saad, gave me this traditional Iraqi headdress for Christmas yesterday. He said I could use it as a disguise when I am out and about. Unfortunately I think I pretty much scream "American", even with it on.