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, February 17, 2005


Following up on my post yesterday about Damascus, this is a picture from the ancient mosque in the middle of the Old City. There is also a tomb in the middle of the marble courtyard which allegedly holds the remains of John the Baptist.