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.

Monday, January 10, 2005


During my last trip, we spent one night actually in an Iraqi border fort. No electricity (or windows- that's why the cardboard is covering the window hole), but we did have the warm glow of kerosene.