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.

Thursday, January 06, 2005


Thanks Frank! Here is a picture of the guys (and one lady) enjoying some of the cigars Frank Seltzer sent for me to distribute. Frank sent a big pile of cigars; I gave them to these folks and the Marines stationed out at the al Waleed Point of Entry. It was a good way to celebrate the new year!