Anthony Shadid: Libyan trip that led to kidnapping wasn’t worth the risk

“I don’t think there’s any story worth dying for, but I do think there are stories worth taking risks for. What’s so regrettable to me about Ajdabiya [in Libya, where Shadid and three others were kidnapped in March] was that I didn’t feel like that story was worth taking that risk for, and I was too late in understanding that, and at great cost: the cost of our driver’s life. … Ambition often get in the way of the judgment. But you go and hope you get it right.”

New York Times Beirut bureau chief Anthony Shadid in a Q&A with Mother Jones' Aaron Ross

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