Tuesday 12 August 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Hillary Clinton faces 'delicate' distancing act from Obama

Hillary Clinton isn't tiptoeing away from her former boss.
Instead, she has taken a clear and giant step away from U.S. President Barack Obama and his handling of the Syrian crisis, suggesting it was a "failure" and also casting doubt on his foreign policy approach generally.
Clinton, the former secretary of state and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, made the noteworthy comments in a lengthy interview about foreign policy issues published last weekend in The Atlantic.
"The failure" to build up a fighting force against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad "left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled," Clinton said.  
In her recently published book Hard Choices, she writes about how she advocated for arming Syrian opposition fighters early on and that Obama resisted, but she's now using some of her bluntest language yet about the consequences of the president’s decision.

Hillary Clinton served as U.S. secretary of state to President Barack Obama. She is now weighing a 2016 presidential run, and appears to be distancing herself from her former boss on foreign policy issues.

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