In­side Obama’s White House BBC2, 9pm

Macclesfield Express - - TVWEEK -

Ex­am­in­ing how Barack Obama set out to end Ge­orge Bush’s wars in the Middle East. In Syria, when ev­i­dence shows the use of chem­i­cal weapons, Obama de­cides to bomb. But when the Bri­tish Par­lia­ment votes against the in­ter­ven­tion, he de­cides he needs the back­ing of a re­luc­tant Congress. For­eign Sec­re­tary Wil­liam Hague ex­plains why the Bri­tish Par­lia­ment voted against in­ter­ven­tion in 2013. This episode also ex­plores how Obama scored a big win when he ne­go­ti­ated a se­cret deal to end the nu­clear threat from Iran – be­hind the backs of his clos­est al­lies.

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