Cigars in the Sand

Commentary, Notes and Pictures from my time in Iraq

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Location: Baghdad, Iraq

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.

Monday, February 07, 2005

The Italians really know how to throw a great party. They've built a remarkable compound that includes this outdoor gathering area (complete with overhead mortar protection). It was the first time I've had a decent glass of wine in 6 months.