Today at 2:45pm, join CNN's Fareed Zakaria for a Facebook Live discussion on President Barack Obama's legacy: https://www.facebook.com/cnn
Tonight, Zakaria hosts the two-hour 'The Legacy of Barack Obama,' beginning at 9:00pm Eastern on CNN/U.S. & CNN International.
Viewers can read Zakaria's op/ed on what history may say about the 44th President of the United States: http://cnn.it/2gCGOFK
Preview the special here: http://President Obama on race
CNN's Fareed Zakaria hosts a special, updated presentation of WHY THEY HATE US tonight on CNN/U.S. and CNN International at 9:00pm Eastern.
“Why do they hate us?” has been the question asked since the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago – and again in the wake of horrific attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida last week. What makes seemingly ordinary people turn against America - and against their own countrymen - to commit murderous attacks? Zakaria explores the roots of the rage – and challenges experts, religious scholars, policy influencers, and even those who say they want to kill us – for answers to whether America can do anything to stop the bloodshed.
Zakaria also explores why modernity is perceived by violent jihadis as a threat to Islam to be met with bloodshed – including violence against other Muslims – in a new editorial, "Why they hate us."
Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) and CNN’s Elise Labott discuss President Obama’s foreign policy record.
Barrasso says, “[President Obama] says Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaeda is on the run. Al-Qaeda’s not on the run. What we’ve seen is al-Qaeda targeted and assassinated our ambassador in Libya. That’s the case. And then he called that a bump in the road. These are four dead American bodies who are in the road. So, I think he is absolutely wrong there. When he talks about pulling out of Iraq. What we now know is that his military advisors said leave people in Iraq, 15,000. He wasn’t able to accomplish that. So right now Iran is flying supplies to Syria over Iraqi airspace. It shouldn’t be happening, but it’s being done to supply the Syrians who are massacring their people. This president has failed on foreign policy.”
He adds, “The reset button on Russia has failed, we are still being held hostage by that. We know that China is funneling money to Iran in spite of all the sanctions we have. And I think the President, additionally, with regard to Israel needs to say exactly where the red line is, where the deadline is. And what it really means so people in Israel and the United States and Iran know when the President says ‘we have your back,’ what specifically does that mean.”
LaBott says, “I think on the issue of Iran, I mean, what US officials tell me is why should we spell out exactly what Iran needs to do. Want to keep Iran kind of guessing a little bit. Certainly, it’s coming to crunch time. I think it’s not so important necessarily that the President spells out to the general pubic and to the Iranians what he needs to do. He needs to spell out privately to Prime Minister Netanyahu, ‘this is where I’m prepared.’”
“Thirteen meetings with foreign leaders last year, none this year,” Barrasso says. “But time for ‘The View.’ I think that it misses the mark in terms of where the United States ought to be in foreign policy.”
Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9a ET on CNN.
Reported by Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent and now also the anchor of Amanpour, In the Footsteps of bin Laden traces the life and radicalization of the world's most notorious terrorist. The documentary features more than a dozen compelling interviews from people with first-person knowledge of Osama bin Laden, and was filmed in 10 countries on four continents.
Partially-based upon the book, The Osama bin Laden I Know, authored by CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen, who was a CNN producer with the first team of television journalists to interview bin Laden in 1997, the documentary biographies the man who led al Qaeda and declared war upon the United States.
In the Footsteps of bin Laden airs Saturday, May 5 at 8:00pm, 11:00pm, and 2:00am on CNN/U.S.. All times Eastern. An image gallery from this production may be found here.
A year since the death of Osama bin Laden, CNN has gained access to documents that outline al Qaeda's inner workings, including details of high-profile plots and attacks.
Journalists from the network – including CNN's senior international correspondent Nic Robertson – have viewed one of a total of 141 documents found following the arrest of two al Qaeda operates. The arrests, which were made by German intelligence operatives, took place in Europe in the days following the death of Osama bin Laden last year.
CNN.com’s coverage of the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks explores the changes experienced individually as well as on a national and international level. The coverage includes visceral interactives, live streaming of the memorial coverage, a custom 9/11 iReport assignment , CNN's original on-air video from that day, opinion pieces and enterprise reporting.
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) talks to CNN's John King about the release of Osama bin Laden's death photos and more. This interview aired on John King, USA at 7pm ET tonight. A highlight and a video link from the interview are after the jump. A full transcript will be posted on CNN.com. FULL POSTCNN Wire: McCain stands firm on opposition to torture
Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) describes Osama bin Laden's death photos in detail to "In the Arena" host Eliot Spitzer, after being the first senator to see them.
Inhofe says, “Now I still believe they should release these pictures - some of the pictures, to the public.”
On "In the Arena," Defense analyst Thomas Ricks says the U.S. should plan for a long-term "divorce" with Pakistan for many reasons including harboring Osama bin Laden for years.