Leila Fadel is the chief of the Baghdad bureau of McClatchy Newspapers. She has covered the war in Iraq for Knight Ridder and now McClatchy on and off since June 2005, as well as the 34-day war in Lebanon between Hezbollah and Israel in the summer of 2006. She has lived in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia and speaks conversational Arabic. Her Iraq reporting won her Print Journalist of the Year honors from the Houston Press Club.
Gareth Porter is an historian and investigative journalist on US foreign and military policy analyst. He writes regularly for Inter Press Service on US policy towards Iraq and Iran. Author of four books, the latest of which is Perils of Dominance: Imbalance of Power and the Road to War in Vietnam
Deciphering Obama's message to the Middle East
From Baghdad, Leila Fadel joins Gareth Porter to discuss Obama's inaugural message for Middle East ears
What will Obama do in Iraq? Pt 2/2
From Baghdad, Leila Fadel joins Gareth Porter in DC to discuss Obama's message for Middle East.