It’s clear that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have hugged it out.

In a review of Henry Kissinger’s new book, Clinton lauds her former boss, quoting his Nobel lecture in 2009 and describing her pride in helping Obama to “begin reimagining and reinforcing the global order to meet the demands of an increasingly interdependent age.”

Clinton penned the review of Kissinger’s “World Order” for The Washington Post, noting in her positive appraisal that he is a friend.

“It is vintage Kissinger, with his singular combination of breadth and acuity along with his knack for connecting headlines to trend lines — very long trend lines in this case,” she writes. (He is 91, after all.)


Throughout the piece, Clinton presents herself and Obama as an ideological team on foreign policy: “… what comes through clearly in this new book is a conviction that we, and President Obama, share: a belief in the indispensability of continued American leadership in service of a just and liberal order.”

This, of course, stands in stark contrast to critical comments she made in early August assessing Obama’s handling of burgeoning issues overseas. But the two former political foes have made up.

Notably, Clinton shows remarkable self-restraint in waiting 939 words before mentioning her own book, “Hard Choices.”