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 31, 2005


A few gents waiting to enter the polling station. Notice the apartments in the background: during saddam's reign, those apartments were reserved for Saddam's guards and other assorted henchmen. An Iraqi could get killed for even looking into this complex. I saw quite a few of the voters taking in the view of a part of Iraq they'd never seen before.