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, January 13, 2005


As I'm sure you all know, there are plenty of tough guys over here in Iraq. But there are some tough ladies too! This one is barely 5 feet tall, and strapped for business.