New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s campaign went on the air in Iowa with a new TV ad calling for an end to the war in Iraq and calling on Congress to “stand up” to President Bush.
As I type, the US Senate is currently voting on cloture for the Levin-Reed Amendment. On this cloture petition, 18 Senators had signed their names. Now a vote is taking place. Bill Richardson is right.
He’s calling for all US troops out of Iraq and he wants it done now. It is a vigilant position and one that may even be politically dangerous for him to some degree, but it is the right one. The American people want this war ended and Bill Richardson will do that. He may not be the only candidate, but he’s the first to say it so bluntly and forcefully in an ad.