January 10th, 2014
11:44 PM ET

On GPS Sunday: What went wrong in Iraq?

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On GPS this Sunday: Amid an intensification of violence in Iraq, Fareed looks at what went wrong. Is it mostly Washington's fault, or does it have more to do with the region's history? A panel including Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass, Columbia University Prof. Rashid Khalidi, former Deputy National Security Adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan Meghan O'Sullivan and CNN security analyst Peter Bergen discuss what could have been done differently.

Then, in What in the World, there’s more from GPS’s list of five easy ways to ruin an economy – this time looking at Argentina.

Also, David Agus, one of the world's leading cancer specialists, explains why the best way to tackle cancer, heart disease, diabetes and many other diseases that plague the modern world, is prevention.

Finally, we take a look at a fascinating new study, which asked respondents in seven Muslim nations what style of dress they thought was "appropriate" for women to wear in public. You can find the full study here.

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  1. chrissy

    Why does the question HAVE to be whats appropriate by muslim standards for WOMENS attire?? Bad enough these women are extremely discriminated against in their own country but you feel the need to embarress them further by asking THAT question on your show? Sheesh.

    January 11, 2014 at 12:05 am |
  2. matslats

    Asking the CFR what went wrong? Talk about rewriting history! Well don't forget to mention that Saddam was our favourite dictator client puppet friend who we armed, although we also armed the enemy we armed him to fight. Then we gave him the nod to go into Kuwait and then taught him a lesson. Then we lied about his weapons of mass destruction and ignored ALL, ALL advice about getting involved in a war. The next puppet wasn't very good, but at least the oil started to flow. But we do after all, need to keep the middle eastern cauldron hot otherwise the dollar would collapse. But then the CFR doesn't need a history lesson from me, does it?

    January 11, 2014 at 1:01 am |
    • Joseph McCarthy

      Well put, matslats. Thank you.

      January 11, 2014 at 6:35 am |
  3. matslats

    According to the Yinon plan – nothing went wrong in Iraq!

    January 11, 2014 at 5:54 am |
  4. Joseph McCarthy

    What went wrong in Iraq? The first that happened was we invaded that country back in 2003 although we had no right to do so! Now that the "genie is out of the bottle" so to speak. the only solution now is to divide Iraq into three different states by giving the north to the Kurds, the south to the Shiites and the west to the Sunnis. I still fail to understand the ignorance of why people don't think of this simple solution which is the only sensible one that there is! But then again, the special interest groups in Washington want to keep Iraq "united" so that they can continue to exploit all of Iraq's oil reserves!

    January 11, 2014 at 6:33 am |
    • ✠RZ✠

      Even if dividing physical territories in a ratio acceptable to all sects were possible, it is highly unlikely that the ratio of oil assets would follow symmetrically. So, striking up a balance would not likely be possible without some kind of trilateral agreement on the sharing of oil profits, and then some. Chances are the oil reserves will be depleted by you know who long before any such agreement can ever be reached.

      January 12, 2014 at 9:09 pm |
  5. RepealObama

    Was the War in Iraq a result of 9/11 or was 9/11 a stunt to justify the War in Iraq. I was alive in 2003 and I felt very uneasy about the need to invade. We have manufactured enemies for the coming generations, most likely to satisfy some fat cats' wallets Amazing what some people will do for a billions of dollars

    January 11, 2014 at 9:51 am |
    • Joseph McCarthy

      The latter was probably true, RepealObama. 9/11 was a boon to the Bush Administration at first but by 2002, it no longer was enough to provide a pretext for the upcoming invasion of Iraq so the Bush crowd manufactured the phony WMD story which anyone with half a brain knew there wasn't a word of truth in it!

      January 11, 2014 at 7:21 pm |
      • As

        As Sunni as I take a Shiite, I will flush the Kurd down the toilet.

        January 13, 2014 at 4:52 pm |
  6. chrissy

    Good post @ Joseph. It still amazes me that ppl wanta blame Obama for that nasty mess of a war as well as everything else. They sure are giving him alot of credit if hes responsible for everything under the sun. Funny, but his shoulders just never looked that broad to me. I could be wrong tho maybe he IS wearing a superman suit under his street clothes, who knows lol.

    January 12, 2014 at 12:22 am |
  7. j. von hettlingen

    Saddam Hussein was a demon, but the invasion in 2003 was a mistake. The Shia-led government under the autocratic Nouri Al-Maliki is a nightmare for the West. Violence begets violence. As a result the sectarian divide deepens.

    January 12, 2014 at 10:07 am |
    • John Geheran

      There is but one way out of this quagmire, j. von hettlingen. That is to split Iraq between the Shi'a and the Sunnis while giving the Kurds their independence. Otherwise this violence will only continue!

      January 12, 2014 at 12:27 pm |
      • Dr. Raid Amin

        Would you advise to split the USA too, in regions for Baptists, and Catholics, and Mormons, and Muslims, and ... etc.?
        It is a bad suggestion from the start.

        January 18, 2014 at 9:24 pm |
  8. Mario Ayoub

    Understanding other cultures and be aware of other religion is the most important element to open your awareness to see the truth.

    Just like me , I am an american originally from Jordan ,

    Many mistakes happened in Bush time and still Iraqis and Americans still pay the price, It not the religion issues but how dirty governments abuse it and use it to reach their goals,
    Al MALIKY government made by Bush and now Almaliky is not following American policy and they American punishing him because he is with Iran policy and supporting the Syrian regime who is supported also by the russians

    Mario Ayoub
    Attorney at law

    January 12, 2014 at 1:27 pm |
  9. chrissy

    Very good post @ Mario. Mainly though many of these countries need to work out their own issues without interference from "not so perfect" other countries.

    January 12, 2014 at 5:41 pm |
  10. chrissy

    Lmao @ RZ "you know who huh?" That was very polite but i got a good chuckle out of it all the same!

    January 12, 2014 at 11:43 pm |
  11. chrissy

    Kinda like "Haliburton is the political correct word for Hellsaburnin"!

    January 12, 2014 at 11:46 pm |
  12. John Smith

    America is the root of all terror. America has invaded sixty countries since world war 2.
    In 1953 America overthrow Iran's democratic government Mohammad Mosaddegh and installed a brutal dictator Shah. America helped Shah of Iran to establish secret police and killed thousands of Iranian people.
    During Iran-Iraq war evil America supported Suddam Hossain and killed millions of Iranian people. In 1989, America, is the only country ever, shot down Iran's civilian air plane, killing 290 people.
    In 2003,America invaded Iraq and killed 1,000,000+ innocent Iraqi people and 4,000,000+ Iraqi people were displaced.
    Now America is a failed state with huge debt. Its debt will be 22 trillion by 2015.

    January 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm |
  13. Islame

    Islam........that's what.

    January 13, 2014 at 4:50 pm |
  14. Jorge Guerrero

    Anywhere to find the GDP panels that was on this past sunday?

    January 20, 2014 at 2:40 pm |

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