Making the Decision, Implementing It

We are not the heroes. The heroes are the survivors who endured torture, genocide, and all the pain, and yet they had faith and hope.

Sheikha Ali

It was almost morning before Terzi left and Sheikha and I went off to our bedrooms to try to catch an hour’s sleep. When we got up, Sheikha called the US embassy to get approval for what we were going to do. The ambassador, William Swing, was away, but she got hold of our contact there, Barry, the chargé d’affaires, who said he’d be in touch with Swing and get back to us. “They’re both good guys,” Sheikha told me. “They’ll okay it. Let’s not worry ...

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