Iraq crisis to dominate Sunday shows

President Obama’s decision to send military advisers to help the Iraqi government ward off an advance by Sunni extremists will continue to take a front seat on the Sunday morning talk shows.

Obama insisted U.S. troops would not be engaged in combat and said it would not provide airstrikes and drone support to the Iraqi government.

The House's new GOP leadership will be a topic of discussion as well.

Here’s the lineup:

ABC’s “This Week” will talk with Former Vice President Dick Cheney, Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and (R-Ill.) Adam Kinzinger about the ongoing unrest in Iraq. Cheney's appearance comes after writing a scathing op-ed in the Wall Street Journal critical of Obama’s foreign policy. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor will discuss her autobiography “My Beloved World,” which was released earlier this year.

NBC's "Meet the Press" will feature an interview with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who says he doesn't blame President Obama for the ongoing turmoil in Iraq. The possible 2016 presidential candidate also says that Cheney’s criticism of the president’s strategy should be questioned.

CBS’s “Face the Nation”  Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, will give their take on the Obama's policy in Iraq. CBS New’s Senior Security Correspondent Mike Morrell will join in to analyze the escalating crisis.

“Fox News Sunday” will talk exclusively with Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), in his first TV interview since being elected House majority leader this week.

CNN’s “State of the Union” will talk to Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, about their views on the crisis in Iraq. Paul will also discuss his efforts to restore voting rights to non-violent felons. Feinstein will weigh in on why she thinks Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki should step down.

 

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