September 6th, 2013
06:51 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: What should U.S. do about Syria?

"Fareed Zakaria GPS," Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET on CNN

On GPS this Sunday: What should Washington do about Syria? Fareed convenes a shadow National Security Council with former staffers from both sides of the aisle: former Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, former Deputy National Security Advisor James Steinberg, General Wesley Clark and former senior U.S. diplomat Nicholas Burns.

Later, a legal quandary: does President Barack Obama need Congressional approval to strike Syria? CNN legal analyst and New Yorker contributor Jeffery Toobin debates the Heritage Foundation’s Steven Groves.

And, why France is backing Obama on Syria: a 1-on-1 with French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy.

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  1. matslats

    Hasn't US done enought for Syria by funding Al Qaeda and Bandar Bush, and keeping this proxy war going for over 2 years?

    September 6, 2013 at 7:19 pm | Reply
    • Joseph McCarthy

      Evidently not matslats, according to that butcher Obama. It now appears that Obama can't get enough blood on his hands. Has he become addicted to killing or what?

      September 6, 2013 at 9:57 pm | Reply
    • ✠RZ✠

      Given all things, it would appear that the will and sentiment of the world as a people is spreading and trickling through. Stay the course, take a stand, spread the word, turn up the volume, and push in the right direction. Failure is not an option.

      September 7, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Reply
  2. sand

    1 blow to usa and its game and soon usa is going to get nuked and after that britian and ireland is getting the nuke right up dublin a s s.

    September 6, 2013 at 9:07 pm | Reply
    • Towel Head Detector

      Warning!!!!......Warning!!!!!!!..........Warning!!!!!!!!!!!..........Towel Head Detected!!!!!!!!!!!....(and a retarded one at that).

      September 8, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Reply
  3. JAL

    The US should stay safe and keep on the same track of inclusion in an attempt to fully understand the situation. I think President Obama has done a great job in this regard.

    September 7, 2013 at 8:19 am | Reply
  4. Marcel

    No one in America, no cia, no pentagon, no gs, no big capital ... was funding Al Qaeda, and nobody else. The Asian Big Capital is much stronger than American. While America sell one bottle of 'false' Coca-Cola, the Asian Big Capital sells 10 kia sorento, and destroys 10 pro-American businesses. Americans, please, come down to reality, and don't believe the American dream.

    September 7, 2013 at 8:51 am | Reply
    • You're

      You're French aren't you. That says it all.

      September 8, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Reply
  5. Nothing

    Nothing. Why should we interrupt Towel Heads killing other Towel Heads? Isn't that a win-win situation?

    September 7, 2013 at 10:47 am | Reply
  6. DR STEVE RAMSEY- CANADA

    هروب كذاب بغداد الفريق قاسم عطا المكصوصي

    تاكد هروب الفريق قاسم عطا المكصوصي والملقب ب)كذاب بغداد ( لاجادته فن الكذب والتضليل في بيناته عندما كان الناطق الرسمي باسم عمليات بغداد،وبعدها اكرمه السيد نوري المالكي القائد العام للقوات المسلحة العراقية ورئيس الوزراء ووزير الدفاع ووزيرالداحلية ووزير الامن القومي ومديرالمخابرات وعناوين وظيفية كثيرة للسيدالمالكي، حيث تم تعينه نائب مدير جهاز المخابرات العراقية ،اكراماً لكذبه وتضليله الاعلامي المعروف .

    وتداول الحديث بداخل اروقة المخابرات الحالية منذ اكثر من شهريين،بايفاده الى اميركا ليتدرب بداخل المخابرات الاميركية ال)سي.آي.أي (ومن هناك اختفى ولم يعد واستقر هناك،حيث انه قام بتهريب مبالغ طائلة ومن بينها

    ثمانية عشر ملياردولار امريكي الى اميركا قبل ايفاده..وماخفي اعظم... وبادر كذاب بغداد وحاليا)حرامي بغداد( قاسم عطا بابلاغ رئيسه المالكي يرسالة بقبول استقالته من هناك ،يبدوان قاسم عطا قد انبه ضميره كثيراً متاخراً...هذا واحد من الالاف من لصوص وسراق العراق الجديد(الديمقراطي جداً) شلة حرامية يقودون بلد من اغنى البلدان...

    فعندنا مثل شعبي معروف يقول ) خلي ياكلون مادام خالهم طيب( وخالهم المالكي ابو اسراء ماقصر مع الجميع...

    September 7, 2013 at 11:33 am | Reply
  7. DR STEVE RAMSEY- CANADA

    qassim atta the THIEF OF BAGHDAD THE GENERAL WHO HELPED IRAN AND NORI AL MALEKI RUN AWAY TO USA AND LEFT HIS JOB IN BAGHDAD AND STOLE WITH HIM 18 MILLION USA DOLLARS FROM IRAQI MONEY!!!!WHERE IS THE JUSTICE TO HUNT DOWN CRIMINALS AND THIEVES , HE LIVE IN USA NOW.......THIS MONEY WILL HELP HIM AND OTHER TERRORISTS LIKE HIM ........HOW AND WHY HE ENTER USA??

    September 7, 2013 at 11:35 am | Reply
  8. DR STEVE RAMSEY- CANADA

    SYRIA MUST BE ATTACKED ASAP.....DONT WAIT OTHER WISE THIS THUG AL ASAD AND HIS KILLER HIZBOLLAH TERRORISTS WITH IRAN MONEY AND RUSSIAN WEAPONS WILL DESTROY THE PEACE THEY ARE THE WORSE EVIL CULT IN THE WORLD IRAN=SYRIA= HEZBOLLAH= IRAQI SHIIA= EVIL

    September 7, 2013 at 11:37 am | Reply
  9. DR STEVE RAMSEY- CANADA

    ديمقراطية العراق الجديد
    يعلن مجلس النواب العراقي عن عروض مغرية
    داوم يوما واحدا فقط في البرلمان ، واحصل على راتب تقاعدي مدى الحياة
    اللاعب السابق والنائب المتقاعد الحالي احمد راضي، دخل البرلمان العراقي في آخر شهر من الدورة السابقة بديلا عن احد النواب المتهمين بالإرهاب
    احمد راضي يتقاضى حاليا راتبا تقاعديا كاملا وله عشرة من أفراد الحماية إضافة الى مخصصات اخرى ، رغم انه يسكن في الاردن
    راضي ( شلون ماراضي ؟ ) لم يأت إلى العراق مطلقا ، سوى في يوم أداء القسم ( أكيد حلف بالقندرة ) .. والصورة أدناه في جلسة هادئة ومريحة في منزله ( المتواضع ) في عمّان ، مقر إقامته الدائم
    جيب ليل واخذ عتابة

    September 7, 2013 at 11:40 am | Reply
  10. DR STEVE RAMSEY- CANADA

    AL MUTANABBI SAID THESE WORDS ABOUT THE SHIA AL KHAWAREJ AND IRAN, AND SYRIA,IRAQI SHIA

    يقول المتنبي

    قومٌ إذا مس النعالُ وجوههم **** شكت النعالُ بأي ذنبٍ تُصفعُ

    صملاخ أذنك فيه الدود يصطخـــب ومؤق عينك بالآفات يلتهــــــــــب
    وحشو رأسك عصفٌ حفّه عَفَــــــنٌ وطيُّ قلبك طين لازج لَــــــــــزِب
    أعمى أصم فلا سَمَـــعٌ ولا بَصَــــرٌ ولا لسان ولا عقـــــــــل ولا أدب
    إن القوافي وقـد أعيتـــك مطـــلبـــاً غير الفحولة لاترضى وتطلـــــب
    إن القوافي عصيات عـــلى دنــــس مستلحق مسترق رأسه ذنـــــــــب
    إن القوافي صلال عــــند منتحــــل تمج في عينه سلحاً له حبـــــــــب
    ما أروع الشعر إذ يكوى العلوج به يستل أكبادهم قهراً ويستلــــــــــب
    يحيلهم جيفـــــاً شــــوهاء جامــــدة فليس يرجى منها نفـــــع ولا أرب
    وأغضض صوتك جــاء الكتاب بها وأصدق القول ما جاءت به الكتب
    سموت للغاية القصوى فـوا لهفـــي سما إلى الشعر نغل ما له نســـب
    فنم عن المجد ما شـــعر بمقتنـــص الشعر عدته التسهيد والنصــــــب

    September 7, 2013 at 11:41 am | Reply
  11. DR STEVE RAMSEY- CANADA

    VIVA USA DOWN WITH IRAN, VIVA THE NATO DOWN WITH RUSSIA AND SYRIAN SHIA , VIVA USA AND DOWN WITH NORI AL MALEKI OF IRAQ WHO IS HELPING IRAN TO ATTACK OR USA EMBASSY IN IRAQ....VIVA ISRAEL AND DOWN WITH HEZBOLLAH AND ALL SHIA CULT...I WISH IRAN WILL RETALIATE SO WE CAN END THEM ONCE AFTER ALL ALONG WITH SYRIA.....THE WORLD MUST BE UNITED AGAINST SYRIA AND HEZBOLLAH THOSE ARE THE EVIL ARMS OF IRAN AND RUSSIA IN THE REGION...

    September 7, 2013 at 11:44 am | Reply
  12. Ayatullahi Saidu

    Military strike on Syria can only promote terrorist groups activities in the Middle-East. So I am on opinion that other strategy should be applied instead of Military action.

    September 8, 2013 at 7:55 am | Reply
  13. PHILLIP V BITTLE SR

    A "shadow" White House Situation Room. Fascinating idea. Such a segment could be used to vastly improve the public understanding of a whole range of topics. Let's see now ... what about a "shadow" Socialist Government* approach to issues ... such as income inequality ... education ... jobs ... poverty ... war ... peace ... science ... the budget ... energy ... proportional representation ... the electoral college ... real democracy ... the budget ... energy ... corporate dominance of the nation ... Labor ... Unions ... health care ... etc. Of course, the participants would have to be real world Socialists and not just planted actors whose objectivity would be suspect. Yes, the "shadow" ______________ could be very educational.

    September 8, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Reply
  14. herblaub

    this is this administrations major disaster-President Obama has overtalked but has not acted due to his ambivolance on Syria-this is a replay of appeasing a dictator – and who has used chemical weapons to kill his own people-a little Hitlerian an d if the U.S. the leader of the so called free world does not act to stop this crime against humanity-the dictator will only continue to murder his people and Senator McCain statement that if we put American's in Syria he will call for Obama's impeachment completely makes the United States powerless in the eyes of the world.

    September 9, 2013 at 2:57 am | Reply

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