(Editor's Note: Richardson dropped out of the presidential race for the Democratic nomination after finishing fourth place twice, with 2 percent of the delegate in the Iowa caucus and 5 percent of the delegate in the New Hampshire primary. Read an explanation on his campaign Web site.)
All troops need to be withdrawn from Iraq by 2009 to begin a new political direction and end the violence. Richardson's plan does not include leaving any residual troops behind on bases or for training purposes. Post withdrawal, Richardson proposes U.S. diplomacy to gather the three religious factions in Iraq for negotiations.
Richardson's Web site: The Richardson Plan for ending the War
Read more details about Richardson's plan to withdraw troops from Iraq.
YouTube video: South Carolina Debate
Richardson talks about his plan to end the Iraq War at the South Carolina Democratic Presidential debate.
YouTube video: Democratic Debate
Richardson discusses the difference between the other Democratic candidates and his plan to end the war in Iraq.
— Las Vegas Sun intern Jenna Kohler contributed to this report.