Fresh back from a trip to Afghanistan, former Marine and current military commentator Oliver North said President Obama should deliver the troops requested by generals to win the war there.
He also offered a stark warning to Washington.
"They had better pay up when it comes to the resources necessary to win this war, because if we don't win this war, you and I and my kids and grandkids are going to be vulnerable to another attack like we saw on 9-11," said North.
North was in Springfield to speak and raise money for The Vitae Foundation, an anti-abortion group.
Sen. Kid Bond is more directly ramping up pressure on the president. "Negative and indecisive comments by the President, broadcast worldwide have now given the enemy a big win in the public information battle," Bond said.
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Overestimates crowd size at 9-12 tea party in D.C. but says the movement "ought to be a message." (BTW: DC Authorities estimated between 60-75,000 unofficially -- A spokesperson later said they don't make official estimates.)