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.

Friday, January 07, 2005


Here is the one you've all been waiting for . . . me hanging with a camel! I've seen surprisingly few camels; I don't think they like hanging out in Baghdad. In fact, our Iraqi interpreter claimed that this was only the second time he'd seen a camel in person. These guys were actually wandering around inside the point of entry from Syria to Iraq. Not exactly what you'd expect to find at an international crossing point!