Obama Faces International Strife Build Up

Spending the week on Martha’s Vineyard off the Massachusetts coast, President Obama is getting a steady stream of worrisome news pouring into his vacation home. National Security advisor Susan Rice reportedly briefing the president on the struggling political turnover in Iraq, the Gaza ceasefire and Russia’s alarming military buildup on the Ukraine border.

Meanwhile, on the political front, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says her recent interview comments about failure to intervene in Syria were not criticism of President Obama.

On Tuesday, Clinton’s spokesman told reporters she had telephoned the President, insisting her recent interview was not criticism, acknowledging the two have had differences on the quote “wicked challenge Syria presents.”

ABC White House correspondent Ann Compton joined us with details:

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