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 10, 2005


When travelling on Route Irish to the airport, most folks end up in this, the appropriately named "Rhinobus." Nothing like the protection of a fully armored bus to ease the nerves of a weary traveller. Of course, this thing also screams "TARGET."