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


One of the highlights of last Christmas was the opportunity to attend the White House Christmas Party with my twin brother, Brendon. Here we are with the President and First Lady. I'm guessing my Christmas plans this year will be a little less formal.