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, January 30, 2005


Here is the entrance to the polling station. We could hear multiple explosions as we waited in line, but none of the men seemed phased at all. ALSO NOTE: That's a female election worker greeting voters! Would anyone have thought that possible 2 years ago??