If elected president, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson plans to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson will release a new television ad in New Hampshire Wednesday morning criticizing his rivals for their positions on the Iraq war.
“Clinton, Obama and Edwards all say they want to end the war in Iraq," blogger Matt Stoller says in the ad, which will begin airing hours before a Democratic presidential debate in Dartmouth. "But they support leaving thousands, even tens of thousands of troops behind. That doesn’t make any sense.”
In a video posted on his campaign's web site on Monday, Richardson says he is the only candidate that will bring all of the troops home from Iraq.
"Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and John Edwards would leave tens of thousands of non-combat troops behind in Iraq," campaign manager Dave Contarino said in a statement. "An estimated 97,000 American non-combat troops are in Iraq. Leaving behind up to 97,000 American troops does not end this war. As President, Bill Richardson will withdraw non-combat troops in tandem with combat troops to get them all out of Iraq safely."
–CNN Associate Producer Lauren Kornreich