Famed author of “War,” Sebastian Junger told “Morning Joe” on Monday that he was supposed to go to Libya with photojournalist Tim Hetherington, who was killed there last month along with Chris Hondros.
Junger did not go to Libya because of “some family issues, and Vanity Fair got cold feet because it looked so dangerous. Tim came back, then decided he wanted to do it anyway. He went back again with his own money,” he told the Globe and Mail.
“I’m pretty okay taking risks with my own life, but having seen the aftermath of Tim’s death among many people he loved very deeply, and the incredible pain they’re still going through, you can’t love someone and subject them to that.”
In the June issue of Vanity Fair, Junger wrote about Hetherington: “You and I were always talking about risk because she was the beautiful woman we were both in love with, right? … And in the end, you were the one she chose.”