August 9th, 2014
11:38 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: Latest from Iraq, analysis of ISIS, and future of the space program

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

On GPS this Sunday: First, the latest on Iraq and the advances made by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, as well as the U.S. military’s response. Also, Fareed offers his take on what the United States should be doing and why bolstering the Kurds is the key to success.

Then, Fareed will speak with counterinsurgency expert David Kilcullen before hearing from Ambassador Peter Galbraith, author of The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War without End, and the London School of Economics’ Fawaz Gerges about what we might be able to expect next.

Next, Fareed will be joined by The Atlantic’s Peter Beinart and Wall Street Journal columnist Bret Stephens about U.S. policy over Iraq and Gaza.

Also, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium, discusses the state of the U.S. space program.

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Topics: GPS Show • Iraq

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  1. George Patton

    The United States and NATO should disolve the entire Middle East. I say we attack and move in within 48 hours. They have no real back bone. The ISIS can be easily defeated. Then we install a pro Western government. That'll show them.

    August 10, 2014 at 12:06 am | Reply
    • The Great Middle East

      But Middle East is already pro-western – pro-american. The problem is that United States is pro-asian (pro-chinese, pro-s.korean, ...), anti-NATO, anti-European.

      August 11, 2014 at 11:23 pm | Reply
  2. Joseph McCarthy

    That's right George. Just don't forget the drones. I say give em some shock and aww. Boom! That is the only word those people know.

    August 10, 2014 at 12:10 am | Reply
  3. banasy©

    Good evening George, Joseph. What we need is a good attack from the ground, sea, and air. Time for a modern version of D-Day. We have let things go on too far. Soon, ISIS will have dirty bombs.
    I say nip it in the bud. And now!

    August 10, 2014 at 12:14 am | Reply
  4. Bob Palitz

    3rd week in a row that CNNI has failed to show GPS at 11:00 GMT Sunday as scheduled, without comment or explanation. What's the problem?

    August 10, 2014 at 7:22 am | Reply
  5. Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

    The USA needs much better funding of its space programs. That may require cuts in our welfare programs, but, over a comfortable and realistic period of time, USA citizens need to return to a preference for capitalism and economic freedom.
    National defence funding must always be a priority for our country.

    August 10, 2014 at 8:22 am | Reply
  6. AL

    Great Program!..But more importantly is the EBOLA Crisis right now!..The creator of this horrible virus was interviewed on a major TV network,apprx 4 yrs ago!..A male,Caucasian,PhD Biochemist: he stated during the interview that his team created the Virus to stop a feuding African tribe in the Congo,Africa that the USA did not support against the other tribe!..He showed no remorse durring the interview; it was on major network live(NBC,ABC,CNN,FOX, This should be looked into, the footage of this interview must be there to investigate...He must have the cure as well.Thank you for your followup!...

    August 10, 2014 at 11:06 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      @ AL:
      I certainly do not believe everything said on TV interviews. Do you, really?
      That is like going into a major opera house and choosing to believe that none of the famous singers in the production has a concealed microphone in his wig or costume to create the illusion that his or her voice is actually big enough to be heard in that large a space, over the sound of an orchestra. That happens routinely.
      There's no business like show business.

      August 11, 2014 at 5:35 am | Reply
  7. amwzme

    James Zogby when you are debating a topic with a female counterpart on CNN and you condescendingly call her "my dear" because you disagree with her you are telling the world that you think women are second-class citizens and intellectually inferior. Would anyone address a man this way on CNN?

    August 10, 2014 at 11:52 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      I do not think that James Zogby views women with condescension at all. His use of a term like "my dear" would reflect a desire to avoid stilted formality, in my opinion.

      August 10, 2014 at 1:12 pm | Reply
  8. Alice

    I enjoyed Neil DeGrasse Tyson and thank you. The past weeks have presented overwhelming divisions that breaks the heart. Mr. Tyson, through his genuine response, not only made me smile but reminds us our planet's unity. What we can accomplish when working together is not only FUN but opens opportunity to build a better now and future. Mr.Tyson presents a view we use to know but seem to have forgotten: stay in awe of our universe, keep dreaming about the good, and the only thing holding us back is us.

    August 10, 2014 at 2:42 pm | Reply
  9. Hubbard McDonald

    There is a significant difference between an offense and a defense. The invasion of Iraq was an unnecessary offense. Assisting the Kurds to thwart the invasion of their lands is a defensive action. The US should do whatever is necessary to defend the Kurds. The Kurds were major players for the US in Desert Storm. That also was a defensive action.

    August 10, 2014 at 5:07 pm | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      The American Revolution was an offense, as I see it. That was, overall, a very positive and productive offense.

      August 10, 2014 at 6:17 pm | Reply
  10. The GOP Solution

    The GOP Solution: Turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. Then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. And don't forget the GOP all time favorites........TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!..........and........GET RID OF SS AND MEDICARE!!!

    August 10, 2014 at 7:43 pm | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      @ The GOP Solution:
      "TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH?"
      The rich and corporations pay almost all of what the government spends.
      The poor pay no income tax, so they cannot receive cuts on that. They do receive Benefits.

      August 11, 2014 at 6:29 am | Reply
      • You're Poor

        You're Poor. Do you pay tax?

        August 11, 2014 at 10:04 am |
  11. banasy©

    Spot on GOP. Spot on buddy.

    August 11, 2014 at 5:14 am | Reply
  12. George Patton

    GOP. You are soooooo me.

    August 11, 2014 at 5:17 am | Reply
  13. chri§§y

    I like pepperoni pizza.

    August 11, 2014 at 5:18 am | Reply
    • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

      @ chrissy,
      So do I, but it"s becoming harder and harder to buy an edible pizza.
      There is sugar and too much salt in most of them, even in NYC.
      Many Americans vow that one cannot taste sugar in cooked food.
      They cannot, I know: look at their stomachs, even in cool new urban couture, with its flatteringly loose amplitude.

      August 11, 2014 at 5:48 am | Reply
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

        In my experience, the same persons who cannot taste just a little bit of sugar in cooked food have horror of classical music.

        August 11, 2014 at 6:37 am |
      • dr. abdu halakamir harper M.D. E.

        NO JOEY YOURE HYPOTHESIS OF A POZITIVE CORELATION BETWEEN TASTEBUDS AND LOVE FORE CLASICAL MUSIC IS FAULTY THIS CANNOT BE TRUE
        HOW DARE YOU MAKE SUCH ASERSION

        August 12, 2014 at 5:21 am |
      • Joey Isotta-Fraschini©

        @ Dr. Harper,
        If my fellow Americans (US) had the brains and education needed to prefer Rachmaninoff, Brahms, and Shostakovitch to Rap, they would eat a diet similar to yours. Then you would have far fewer to comfort during their dying, and you would be so poor that your office would close in our country, and you would have to return to your native land, there to deal with Ebola.

        August 12, 2014 at 9:36 pm |
  14. The NATO alliance

    USA alone is not powerful enough, but together with key NATO members, such as: Italy, France, GB, Turkey, Greece, ... PEACE can be established in the Middle East.

    August 11, 2014 at 7:49 am | Reply
  15. John F

    Fareeed: caught your GPS show on Sunday morning. WHY did you bring in neoconservative Bret Stephens? If you want someone to recite the AIPAC talking points, bring in the Israeli Ambassador!

    August 11, 2014 at 7:56 am | Reply
  16. palintwit

    Tea party patriots everywhere would gladly crawl a mile over broken glass just to smell the tire tracks of the truck that took Sarah Palin's soiled underwear to the laundry.

    August 11, 2014 at 9:52 am | Reply
    • So True

      Silly you. GOPTards don't was their clothes!

      August 11, 2014 at 10:04 am | Reply
  17. Profile of the typical republican voter

    1. Thinks they themselves are rich.
    2. Makes less than $100,000/yr.
    3. Has a net worth less than $200,000.
    4. Primary residence is on wheels or blocks.
    5. Still has a mortgage on that residence.
    6. Thinks republicans are conservatives.
    7. Benefits directly from the ACA but really, really hates Obamacare.
    8. Thinks they are religious but they should read the book, "How NOT To Be A Republican" (a.k.a. The Bible).
    9. Probably retired and depending on SS and Medicare or will be the person most likely to need SS and Medicare.
    10. Has a government job or job that is funded/subsidized by the government.
    11. Racist.
    12. Likes to vote against their own interests.
    13. Actually thinks republicans represent THEM!!
    14. Too stupid to understand this post.

    August 11, 2014 at 10:21 am | Reply
    • g

      YOU HIT IT OUT OF THE BALL PARK

      August 11, 2014 at 2:13 pm | Reply
  18. rick

    Ill be back when the children have been put to bed... And by some of the postings.. Have had way too much sugar before bedtime..

    August 11, 2014 at 2:39 pm | Reply
  19. chri§§y

    Stole my name AGAIN @ roem? Knock it off ya derp ass troll. When you wanta post garbage use your own name plz!

    August 11, 2014 at 2:47 pm | Reply
  20. chri§§y

    Lol @ Joey....so what you are saying if everyone DOESNT like the music YOU prefer we have no brains???

    August 12, 2014 at 9:47 pm | Reply

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