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.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005


Sqeezing in a little impromptu international relations with the Syrians at the border. You can see the Syrian border position in the background. These guys didn't seem too enthused that we were waving them over for a chat from the berm, but they came anyway.