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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


I wasn't going to take pictures inside the polling stations, but the Iraqis insisted I take a few. I'm guessing there really won't be too many "in the polling station" pictures today, but I've got a few I'll share. Here are some gentlemen waiting to go inside the polling room and cast their votes.