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.

Saturday, January 08, 2005


Surrender the Booty! On the coalition side, we've adopted the pirate theme for our border forces, complete with flags and hats. We flew this flag over our camp on the Syrian border.