Ret. Army Col. Hugh Pries, who at age 59 re-entered the Army and served a tour of duty in Iraq from February 2007 through January 2008, said he grew angry as he listened Tuesday night to President Barack Obama's speech on Afghanistan.And
David Pautsch of Davenport, whose son Cpl. Jason Pautsch, 20, was killed April 10 while serving in Iraq, and his other son, Jared, 24, is serving in Afghanistan, said Obama has put the troops in more danger.Read more at Obama's speech angers some locally
"I think it's brazen cowardice," Pautsch said of the president's speech. "That you could actually talk about withdrawing the troops before you've even sent them is just sheer stupidity. It makes all our troops that much more unsafe."