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.

Monday, February 14, 2005


When I travel around Iraq, I'm blessed with being housed in some quality accomodations. This is the entrance to my trailer up in Mosul. Note the sign: "Rodent Bait Station Located Here." We've also been catching a lot of rats in our offices in Baghdad. And not little ones, either. Nothing like arriving to work and finding rat footprints across your desk.