Somehow I don't think this was what U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates was hinting at recently when he suggested sending an increase in forces
Then again, who knows. Nothing else seems to be working.
Today the St. Louis Rams announced that five of its cheerleaders will depart next week to a nine-day tour of Qatar and Afghanistan.
The mission is actually the second time this year that the cheerleaders have traveled overseas to visit our troops, promote democracy and ensure our freedom.
Now if only the girls could inspire the Rams players as much as they did this soldier back in a February visit to the Middle East.
ATTN: NEWS / ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
AMS CHEERLEADERS TO DEPART ON TUESDAY FOR MILITARY GOODWILL TOUR TO AFGHANISTAN
WHAT: Goodwill tour to visit U.S. military in Afghanistan
WHO: Five St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders
WHEN: Tuesday, September 8 - Thursday, September 17
*Cheerleaders will arrive at Lambert International Airport this coming Tuesday at 10:30 am and depart at 12:30 pm
WHERE: Various military bases in Qatar and Afghanistan, schedule TBD
BACKGROUND: This is the Rams cheerleaders' second trip overseas to boost the moral of U.S. troops in six months. In February, five cheerleaders visited military bases in Iraq and Kuwait. In total, the cheerleaders have made more than 11 overseas trips in addition to numerous visits to military bases within the United States.