Richardson Pitches Obama’s Foreign Policy Creds
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson took the stage to make the case for Sen. Barack Obamas (D-Ill.) judgment on foreign policy. Pointing to Obamas October 2002 speech opposing the Iraq War, Richardson said the then-Illinois state Senator laid out a detailed vision for foreign policy.
In the lead-up to the war, Barack Obama saw chaos. John McCain said wed be welcomed as liberators, and that Iraq would pay for its own rebuilding. John McCain was wrong. Barack Obama was right!
Richardson, a former U.N. ambassador who ran against Obama before he dropped out and endorsed him in March, was reportedly a finalist for the vice presidential slot on the Democratic ticket. He called Obamas pick, Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), a kindred spirit in another leader of great strength and wisdom.
Richardsons brief remarks spanned crises around the globe in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Georgia, Israel, Darfur and Latin American.