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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.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

Today's most important news from Iraq

Predictably, the lead Iraq story today is the bombing near the Green Zone. But the most important story of the day has been almost completely overlooked.

Mosul police repel coordinated insurgent attacks: US military

I was in Mosul about 2 weeks ago and saw some of the damage from the first wave of attacks. This defense of the Mosul stations is a significant step that should embolden other police in the area to stand and fight. As one of my Iraqi friends said the other day "If you are afraid of the terrorists, stay in your house; we will fight them without you."