Below is a piece that Bill Winter, last night’s Fighting Dem, asked me to post here. If you have any questions for Bill, please leave them below or at the Blue Force Blog (where this is crossposted). I thought the Booman community would appreciate his position…

I am running for Congress in Colorado against Tom Tancredo. I’m sure you may have seen some things about me at various sites and I would love to open a dialogue with you. So let me tell you about something that happened to me yesterday.

Yesterday morning I went to the meeting of the United Veterans Committee of Colorado, an organization that brings various veteran’s advocate groups together. Tom Tancredo showed up late, spoke for five minutes, and left, but an interesting thing happened while he was there.

Mr. “Let’s Nuke Mecca” spent his whole five minute speech talking about all the “positive” things being done in Iraq. Most of what he said was provably untrue. I don’t know if he was actually lying, or just doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Either way it’s a shame that he chooses to put partisanship above the welfare of America and our troops.

At any rate, Mr. Tancredo was asked what he thought about an article in Lancet, a British medical journal. He was told that the article says that over 100,000 Iraqi children have died as a result of American sanctions and bombs. His response was, and I quote, “That’s the cost of war. People die.”

100,000 dead children is nothing more to him than the cost of war. Last Saturday night I attended an immigration forum at the University of Denver. Mr. Tancredo was a panelist. A Denver immigration lawyer pointed out that some 4,000 people had died in the desert last year alone as a result of our current immigration policies. Mr. Tancredo’s supporters responded with cries of “So what?” and Mr. Tancredo said all those people should have gone to a “port of entry” and then they wouldn’t have died.

This is a man who wants to limit a woman’s freedom to make her own choices about her body, and wants to outlaw abortion completely because he says every fetus is a human being and every fetus must be protected. But when 4,000 people die in the desert, he doesn’t mind at all, and when 100,000 children are killed, he calls it “the cost of war.”

Well I’m going to send this guy into retirement and then we can call THAT the cost of war too! I could sure use your help. I hope you will visit our website and spread the word!

Bill Winter

Also crossposted at the Bill Winter for Congress Blog and Draft Zinni!

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