Richardson: Leave No Troops Behind
In an August 30th, 2007 email to supporters, Bill Richardson continues his pledge to leave no residual force in Iraq.
"There's no confusion or ambiguity or waffling in my position: just bring ALL of the troops home. No excuses. No delays. No troops left behind"
Additionally, Richardson also questioned his perceived silence of his Democratic contenders on the issue, urging for the topic be included in the upcoming Democratic debate.
"Let's get the question of residual troops on the table at the Democratic candidates' debate next Sunday, September 9th at the University of Miami. Let's get the answers the voters and the public deserve"
But although Richardson argues that opponents Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have been silent on the issue, as reported on this blog, both have expressed the need for residual forces.