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


Its 5 o'clock somewhere . . . HERE! Polls are officially closed, although voters in line at 5pm will still be allowed to vote. Our group of civilian advisors ferried approximately 200 Iraqis to the polls today who wouldn't have voted otherwise. Sounds like a fine time for a cigar (it is in the title of the blog, ya know)!