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February 25, 2008--Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) took a break from campaigning in Ohio and Texas to do several events in Washington, DC, including delivering a major foreign policy speech at The George Washington University.  "On my first day in office, I will announce, as I have repeatedly in this campaign, that the era of cowboy diplomacy is over," Clinton said.  "In this moment of peril and promise, we need a president who is tested and ready, who can draw on years of real world experience working on many of the issues that we now confront," she stated. 
Towards the close of her speech, Clinton took on likely Republican nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), stating that he "can't seem to budge from Bush approach that insists on using military force when diplomacy is needed."  She also had some sharp words for Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL).  "He wavers from seeming to believe that mediation and meetings without preconditions can solve the world’s most intractable problems to advocating rash unilateral military action without cooperation from our allies in the most sensitive region of the world," Clinton said. [remarks as delivered]
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