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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 29, 2005

Your Service Will Not Be Forgotten


CH-53 Crash Update: "A top U.S. general said Wednesday there was severe weather at the site of a Marine Corps helicopter crash in of western Iraq and that he had no reports of enemy fire in the area. President Bush expressed sorrow at the loss of life and said he knew Americans would find the new deaths discouraging."