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This is interesting. One way of looking at the little Clinton-Obama exchange over talking to “enemy” foreign leaders was that Clinton was simply trying to underscore her experience level by adding a little nuance to the picture. That seems not to be the case, as she and surrogate Madeleine Albright are using the issue to hit pretty hard at Obama.

And, of course, if you construe what Obama said to mean that he intends to jet off to Pyongyang without any advance work having been done, I suppose that really would be “irresponsible and frankly naive,” but that hardly seems like a fair assessment. It’s strange for the front-runner to go on the attack like that, and especially odd given the political climate for her to be going out of the way to emphasize the idea that she’s substantially more hawkish than Obama.

UPDATE: And here’s the Obama campaign’s anti-Clinton memo.