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, February 22, 2005

Fort Ryan


The leader of the Desert Wolves on the Syrian border came to Baghdad this past weekend to discuss a few matters. During the visit, he informed me that his troops had decided to name one of the border forts after me. So the "castle" you see above is now "Fort Ryan". As I've said many times before, the Iraqis are an amazingly gracious and generous people; this is just another example of their kind hearts.