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September 26th, 2012
03:37 PM ET

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani: 'Obama approach to the Mideast is not working'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is slated to talk later today at the United Nations General Assembly. Ahmadinejad’s speech follows one from president Obama, who yesterday laid out clear opposition to any encroachment on a nuclear Iran. A mile away at the Clinton Global Initiative GOP nominee Mitt Romney kept up his attack on the president's foreign policy. This morning, Romney supporter and former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani (R-NY) joins “Starting Point” to discuss Obama’s foreign policy decisions.

The former presidential candidate says while Obama might be ahead in the key states right now, he is not so far ahead that GOP nominee Mitt Romney could not “overtake him.” “I believe that Obama is ahead, if I were the Obama campaign, I’d feel a little better than the Romney campaign. I’d feel like we’re ahead things are working but boy I’d be nervous as heck.”

Giuliani adds that the “Obama approach to the Mideast is not working.” Iran now - it has three times more enriched uranium since the day President Obama came into office,” he adds. Giuliani goes on to say that Obama underestimated the “Islamic extremists terrorists danger in the Middle East,” after congratulating himself for killing Osama bin Laden

Giuliani says the Obama administration put out the information that the Benghazi attack was spontaneous because the president didn’t want his narrative in the Middle East contradicted.” The former New York City Mayor adds that Obama made “a lot of the wrong bets” when he took Mubarak and Ghaddafi out of power. “I probably agree with Hillary Clinton – that Mubarak should have been moved out much more carefully with much more emphasis on what comes after Mubarak.”

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