BLITZER: You have another proposal to withdraw all
U.S. forces from Iraq within a year, if you were
elected president. You know, I asked Michael Ware,
our correspondent in Baghdad earlier today, he's been
there for four years plus. What would happen? How
would he feel if all U.S. troops were out of Iraq? I
want to play his answer. Listen to what he told me.
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MICHAEL WARE, CNN CORRESPONDENT: I don't feel safe now, but I can tell you what, if every American soldier left, then it would be much more chaotic. I'd be dodging a lot more bullets and I'd be dodging a lot more kidnaps and I'd be treading much closer to the wire. So what we're looking at is not only a much more destabilized Iraq. No matter how much you can do in the next 18 to 24 months, we'd be looking at a much more destabilized region.
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BLITZER: I wonder if you want to comment because he paints a very gloomy picture of what would happen if your proposal were enacted.
GOV. BILL RICHARDSON (D), PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Well, I totally disagree with his assessment.