Giuliani goes after Clinton.
PETERBOROUGH, New Hampshire (CNN) - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani took aim at Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-New York, and her recently proposed foreign policy agenda on Sunday.
Giuliani read from an Iowa newspaper article that quoted Sen. Clinton: "The day after I'm elected, I'm going to be asking distinguished Americans of both political parties to travel around the world on my behalf with a very simple message to the governments and the people alike: The era of cowboy diplomacy is over."
The paper wrote, Sen. Clinton "promised to send envoys to foreign capitals before she takes office to herald the end of the Bush administration's foreign policy."
"I noticed an article in the Des Moines Register today and I think this is a statement that's a mistake. And rather than criticize, I'm going to give Hillary Clinton a chance to correct the mistake before it keeps going in this campaign," Giuliani said. Giuliani proceeded to read Clinton's statement in the paper.
Giuliani turned to the audience and said, "Hillary's not a president elect the last time I checked - Hillary's not even the nominee of the party. So, I mean, this is very premature to be talking about sending ambassadors all around the world even before she becomes President to, in essence, interfere in the foreign policy of the United States."
Reading the problems enumerated by the Iowa paper over Clinton's statements, Giuliani stated that only the President could conduct foreign policy. He then said "it would be good of Sen. Clinton would correct that statement now."
Responding to Giuliani's statements, Kathleen Strand, Clinton's New Hampshire communication director wrote in an email, "Senator Clinton and Mr.
Giuliani have a fundamental disagreement. She will end the war in Iraq, reverse the Bush era cowboy diplomacy and restore America's standing around the world. Mr. Giuliani wants to escalate the war in Iraq and supports President Bush's failed foreign policy approach."
- CNN New Hampshire Producer Sareena Dalla