Obama's last days in the White House had chaos over foreign policy | News Today 2018
Published: 12:57 EST, 8 January 2018 | Updated: 18:58 EST, 8 January 2018 Chaos, running rows and f-word confrontations over foreign policy are revealed in a new fly-on-the-wall documentary about the last days of the Obama White House. Senior officials give the film unvarnished accounts of a 'whole drama' over how Syria was dealt with – and how there was nothing to force the Iranians to abide by their terms of the deal supposed to stop them from getting nuclear weapons. In 'The Final Year' Ben Rhodes, Obama's deputy national security adviser for strategic communications, also says that it took 'too long' to get the measure of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The documentary, shot by director Greg Barker and produced by Magnolia Pictures, followed Obama and his cabinet during his final 12 months in office. Scroll down for video Obama's last days in the White House were filled with chaos and f-word confrontations over foreign policy, the new documentary The Final Year reveals. Pictured: (r-l) Obama, John Kerry, then Secretary of State, Samantha Power, Ambassador to the United Nations and Ben Rhodes, who are all featured in the film But on Obama's final address to the UN, what should have been a largely ceremonial affair, Rhodes says he had a 'huge fight' with Power over the tone of the speech. Pictured: Obama in a still from the trailer talking to his team The Final Year, out later this month, covers the officials in 21 countries including Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria and Japan, and highlights events such as the Syrian peace negotiations. It also covers the Paris Climate Accord, the Iran nuclear deal and Obama's visits to Hiroshima and Laos. On the internal negotiations to find peace in Syria, Samantha Power, Obama's US ambassador to the UN, says it is 'beyond frustrating' and 'haunting' that they couldn't do more. She says: 'There's no issue where my thoughts and my feelings and ideas have made such a marginal impact on desperate people.'In a moment of exasperation she ...