It was nearly dark by the time Canadian journalist and former soldier Scott Taylor arrived on the outskirts of the Iraqi city of Tal Afar. As he passed through a checkpoint on his way to an interview, he and a Turkish colleague were kidnapped and held hostage by Islamic and Iraqi extremists. And that was just the beginning of their ordeal. He was blindfolded and beaten and passed from one house and one group to another. His captors threatened to kill him every step of the way. Now, he’s back home in Canada, we’ll talk with Scott and with Phil Robertson, another journalist just back from Iraq about what is driving the insurgency there…and whether the US or the Iraqi military have the means to stop it. Understanding Iraq, from behind enemy lines, next on the Connection.
Scott Taylor, publisher and editor of the Canadian military affairs magazine, Esprit de Corps
Philip Roberston, Salon.com war correspondent;