Cigars in the Sand

Commentary, Notes and Pictures from my time in Iraq

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Location: Baghdad, Iraq

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


It is HOT in Baghdad right now. Polls have been open now for almost two hours. It's shaping up to be quite a busy day. I've heard at least two VBIEDs from my position, and multiple other IEDs and mortars impacting across the city. My guess is that the terorrists have decided to hit early and often to maximize the intimidation factor and make people think twice about going to the polls. Here's hoping it won't work . . .