The Bill Richardson for President Campaign has just launched a new website, along with a very good informational video at Get Our Troops Out.
More beyond the fold...
This is by far the boldest statement of any of the candidates...
This site is about ending this war before 2009, and is interactive. It also includes a table which clearly illustrates the candidates' positions on residual troops and their plans for troop withdrawl. Only Richardson says no residual forces.
Yes, that is right, all the other major candidates have plans that leave behind troops. Don't let them fool you. Edwards, Obama, Clinton, Dodd and Biden all would leave residual forces behind for an indefinate period of time. All of them. Only Bill Richardson would remove all troops, so that there can be reconciliation in Iraq.
Helping to bring this cause to the foreground of netroots political interest and activism are three of the nation's most prominent and respected bloggers:
Chris Bowers was a full-time editor at MyDD from May 2004 until June 2007. He now writes for OpenLeft.com. Some of his projects have included the creation of the Liberal Blog Advertising Network, the first scientifically random poll of progressive netroots activists , and the nation's most accurate forecast of Democratic house pickups in 2006. He is also the treasurer of BlogPac, a fellow at the Commonweal Institute, on the advisory board of The Democratic Strategist , and has a seat on the Pennsylvania State Democratic Committee. Bowers also works as a netroots consultant for progressive candidates and organizations including SEIU, Media Matters, and Congressman Brad Miller's 2006 re-election campaign.
Christina Siun O'Connell lives in Chicago and is the mother of two grown children. Politically active since the early '60s, she writes about Iraq at Firedoglake.com and serves as the press secretary for this leading progressive blog. During the day, Christina is the director of North American business for an international firm providing sustainability and corporate responsibility reporting tools for leading corporations.
Matt Stoller is a a DC-based political activist and consultant, and blogs at the new strategy site OpenLeft.com. He is also the President of Blogpac, a political action committee that funds progressive blogs. He is also a fellow at the New Organizing Institute. Over the past four years, Matt has worked at the Democratic National Convention, and served as the campaign blogger for Governor Jon Corzine of New Jersey and Simon Rosenberg for DNC Chair.
One of the coolest features of this site is a map where you can add your voice to the rest of ours, calling for the end to the war with no troops left behind. Again, this is right on the front page of Get Our Troops Out. Go now and help make the call for no residual forces even louder!