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Top Obama adviser fires back at Hillary Clinton over 'stupid stuff' criticism

Former top Obama adviser David Axelrod on Tuesday took a swipe at Hillary Clinton over the ex-secretary of state's recent criticism of the White House's handling of foreign policy.

In an Atlantic interview published Sunday, Clinton said Obama's "failure" to head off the Syrian uprising created a vacuum that allowed Islamist extremists, like ISIS, to proliferate. And as for the president's overarching 'Don't do stupid stuff' approach to foreign policy, Clinton added, "Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle."

Enter Axelrod, who took to Twitter to remind everyone that unlike Clinton, his old boss opposed intervening in Iraq from the start.

The whole brouhaha might make for some awkward conversation Wednesday when the president and Clinton drop by the same Martha's Vineyard party.