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 23, 2005

Minister of Interior

As most of you know, I am technically an Embassy employee in Baghdad. But my mission is a bit different than most Embassy employees. As an advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Interior, my job is to advise him what is best for Iraq regarding border issues (which can differ from what is best for the United States).

So in some ways, I work for the Iraqi Minister of Interior. Here's a CNN story that includes a picture of the Minister, Falah al-Nakib.