In a clear response to anti-war moms like Cindy Sheehan – the California woman who lost a son in Iraq and has been holding a vigil near the president's ranch – Mr. Bush cast a spotlight on the family of Tammy Pruett. Four of Pruett's sons now serve in Iraq, and her husband and another son are back from service there, reports CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller.
"Tammy says this and I want you to hear this: I know that if something happens to one of the boys, they would leave this world doing what they believe, what they think is right for our country," Mr. Bush said.
After the speech, Mr. Bush was meeting privately with some relatives of military families before returning to his Texas ranch in the evening.
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