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Syria: what can be done?

11 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 03 September 2013

Insight, wit and analysis from writers and correspondents around the world. Saleyha Ahsan has been working as a doctor in an emergency room inside Syria, and describes what it was like to witness the aftermath of a bombing by the Assad regime's forces. In Washington DC, Mark Mardell weighs up President Obama's aims - and his options - for any possible military intervention. How did a man who made so much past political capital from opposing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan end up asking Congress to help him target another country in the region?



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