June 21st, 2014
08:45 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: Analysis on Iraq, and Germany's defense minister talks Ukraine

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

On GPS this Sunday: First, Fareed will get the latest from CNN correspondents on the ground in Iraq before hearing from an all-star panel about the U.S. plan – and if there's anything America can do that will actually help. Retired General Anthony Zinni, former top U.S. counterterrorism official Richard Clarke and Robert Grenier, former director of the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, all weigh in.

“Now, if we support the government in Baghdad, it will be seen in some parts of the Middle East, that we're supporting the Iranians and the Shia in Iraq, as well, at the expense of the Sunni,” Clarke says. “We have to remember that the goal here is not military. The goal is political.”

Also, the other crisis – in Ukraine.  Fareed will speak with Germany's defense minister about punishing Putin.  Does Europe have the stomach for more pressure?

Then, how a persuasive president who loved politics got an extremely controversial piece of legislation passed. Fareed speaks with Pulitzer Prize winning writer Robert Caro about the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, a milestone in American history.

Finally, how to crown a king when you're pinching pennies – Spain showed us the way this week.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Only a total moron will believe this Ursula von der Leyen has to say. She keeps on screaming out how Russia "trampled" on international rules without mentioning the ignominious 2003 invasion of Iraq by both the British and Americans. With people like these, how can there be peace anywhere?

    June 21, 2014 at 11:34 pm | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini@

      @ My Troll:
      Alas, my reply to your forgery was rejected by the publishers.

      June 22, 2014 at 7:37 am | Reply
      • bobcat2u

        Alas, you are still the troll.

        June 22, 2014 at 11:39 am |
  2. PEACE - pace - FRED - ειρήνη

    The greater Middle East region needs a comprehensive PEACE PLAN. PEACE would benefit the region, the economy and the whole world.

    June 22, 2014 at 10:21 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Thank you. I couldn't agree more!

      June 22, 2014 at 10:23 am | Reply
  3. Charles Coelho

    Fareed,
    I feel that we need to divest ourself from the current sectarian dialog and focus on the preservation of Democracy in Iraq as well as The Ukraine it gives us the legitimacy that we desire. ISIS should be treated as a rogue army that seeks to destabilize the region. This argument will go well with other established democracies and Sheikhdoms in the region sidestepping the ugly divisive sectarian war.

    June 22, 2014 at 10:49 am | Reply
    • Joseph McCarthy

      This is undoubtedly one of the dumbest comments I've seen yet! Did Germany have the legitimate right to take over France in 1940? Of course not!

      June 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm | Reply
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini@

        One needs a legitimate right to take over?
        So Maria Tallchief may be the next President of the United States of America?

        June 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm |
  4. tom ford

    i rarely watch cnn because every time i do i hear things like fareed zakaria saying that instead of raisng the minimum wage ...that we should increase the earned income credit so poor people could get more back.....more back?? doesnt he know they dont even have to pay taxes and they get all of what they put in back...BUT they get the money you and i pay in taxes for free zip nothing...often thousands in free giveaway cash ...for screwing up their lives in a hundred different ways ...they get my money for free FREE...zakaria obviously doesnt even know what he is talking about here!!!

    June 22, 2014 at 10:54 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini@

      @ tom ford,
      While your thinking is quite sound regarding taxation of the poor, if you want to be taken with the utmost seriousness in this forum, I fear that you may have to leave your brain at home.
      Just think with the elegant simplicity of your heart.

      June 22, 2014 at 12:40 pm | Reply
  5. chri§§y

    Or @ tom you can just be as pompous as the one posting before me! The one who thinks like scrooge and thinks he can buy his way into heaven!!! Sorry @ Joey thats me thinking with my BRAIN! How do you like me now? Doesnt feel so good does it?

    June 22, 2014 at 12:46 pm | Reply
  6. chri§§y

    My heart tells me not to be mean to you but since mean is all you know...mean is how we will be!!!

    June 22, 2014 at 12:48 pm | Reply
  7. chri§§y

    Please got dont let me turn into a crotchety old goat like the previous blogger when i reach his ripe age! Amen!

    June 22, 2014 at 12:50 pm | Reply
  8. chri§§y

    But thank you for proving to me that one can be BOTH intelligent and ignorant at the same time!

    June 22, 2014 at 1:15 pm | Reply
  9. Emily Tannen Pervez

    "Wrecking havoc." Really, Fareed. Reeks of E. R. Murrow and "epitome." I remember my mother cringing as I just did.

    June 22, 2014 at 1:18 pm | Reply
  10. mortaz

    Mr. Clark commented that "It's not America's job to fix Middle East"! I can't disagree more specially when America is responsible for breaking it in the 1st place. Just compare Iraq when Saddam was in power to what has happened since US invasion. It's very hard lesson on interventionism an nation building that we are not learning.

    June 22, 2014 at 1:38 pm | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Well put, mortal. Thank you.

      June 22, 2014 at 7:07 pm | Reply
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini@

        No, Troll. Although that view was "put" clearly, I "can't disagree more."
        The "hard lesson" for many USA citizens to accept is that we must always act in our own best interest.

        June 23, 2014 at 6:04 am |
    • murf

      I am sure the Kurds would chose to disagree with you.

      June 23, 2014 at 4:09 pm | Reply
  11. chri§§y

    @ Joey, i apologise for losing my temper! I do not apologise for being able to THINK with the 2 vitally important organs that God gave me! I believe there was intended purpose for our being able to do so! And im equally certain that purpose was NOT self gratification!!!

    June 22, 2014 at 3:23 pm | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini@

      @ chrissy,
      You never have to apologize to me. We are friends.
      You and I think differently about some–that's some, but certainly not all–things.
      I think that much well-intentioned aid is ultimately counterproductive. We probably would never agree completely about that subject.

      June 22, 2014 at 4:28 pm | Reply
  12. chri§§y

    Who is Maria Tallchief?

    June 22, 2014 at 6:28 pm | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini@

      One of the greatest ballerinas of all time, extremely famous, an important administrator in the arts, and relevant to Joseph McCarthy's legitimate-right-to-take-over-a-country comment, Native American.

      June 22, 2014 at 7:13 pm | Reply
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini@

        @ chrissy:
        I just learned that Maria Tallchief died a little over a year ago.
        Obviously, I wouldn't have written that post if I had known.

        June 22, 2014 at 8:02 pm |
  13. chri§§y

    And yes Hillary 2016!

    June 22, 2014 at 7:05 pm | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini

      Somehow chrissy, I don't think so!

      June 22, 2014 at 7:08 pm | Reply
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini@

        Troll, isn't it time for your martinis? Take a break, huh?

        June 22, 2014 at 7:20 pm |
  14. chri§§y

    Lol @ faux Joey...you mean you dont think so well? Lol and @ REAL Joey i still dont know who she was.

    June 22, 2014 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  15. chri§§y

    Ah @ Joey i JUST saw your post telling me. Sorry i missed it yesterday.

    June 23, 2014 at 4:00 pm | Reply

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