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December 5, 2007

JOURNAL ENTRY: I returned to Istanbul last Tuesday through Sunday

"I returned to Istanbul last Tuesday through Sunday to interview and draw the portraits of victims and survivors of the Blackwater shootings last September 16 and September 9, It was very very sad that trip. The most heart wrenching interview came when we spoke with a man who lost his wife and son. He spoke in English and was extremely articulate, at times even poetic, and listening to his descriptions of his love for his wife and son, and their love for their family, their hopes and accomplishments was heart breaking and leaves a wound that every American should try to feel as we glibly say of such violence, "Well, bad things happen in a war."

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