Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama to `hug it out` and party?

ormer US secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and President Barack Obama are set to come face-to-face on Wednesday, a day after claiming that her comments on country`s foreign policy in a recent interview were not intended “to attack him”.

Updated: Aug 13, 2014, 16:03 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: ormer US secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and President Barack Obama are set to come face-to-face on Wednesday, a day after claiming that her comments on country`s foreign policy in a recent interview were not intended “to attack him”.

The two are likely to meet when they attend a party on Martha`s Vineyard where Obama is currently on a two-week summer vacation.

Shortly after the interview, Clinton had called Obama and told him that her interview should not be interpreted as an attack on him.

Her spokesman says she plans on "hugging it out" with Obama when both are scheduled to attend an island party Wednesday night for Ann Jordan, wife of Democratic adviser Vernon Jordan, the AP report stated.
Clinton, who carried out Obama`s diplomacy in his first term, described a different approach she would take in places like Syria and the Mideast and rebuked Obama`s cautious approach to global crisis.

"Great nations need organizing principles, and `don`t do stupid stuff` is not an organizing principle," she told The Atlantic, referring to a version of the phrase Obama and his advisers have used privately to describe his approach to foreign policy.

Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill said Clinton has frequently touted Obama`s achievements and was honored to be part of his team, despite some differences.
"Some are now choosing to hype those differences but they do not eclipse their broad agreement on most issues," Merrill said in a written statement Tuesday. "Like any two friends who have to deal with the public eye, she looks forward to hugging it out when they see each other tomorrow night."

(With AP Inputs)