Afghan Troops: We got more thanks from the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders than Barack Obama

The Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders know how to thank the troops.

The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders dance for service members during the sergeant major of the Army’s 2007 “Hope and Freedom” tour Dec. 23 at Bagram Airfield. “This has been an amazing experience meeting all the Soldiers and getting a glimpse of what you all do here,” said Laura Beke (far left). “It’s fun for us to hear Soldier’s stories and take them back with us because a lot of people back home don’t hear the whole truth about what good things you all do here.” (DVIDS)

Blackfive posted a letter from the troops in Afghanistan:

I just wanted to pass along that Senator Obama came to Bagram Afghanistan for about an hour on his visit to ‘ The War Zone ‘ . I wanted to share with you what happened.

He got off the plane and got into a bullet proof vehicle, got to the area to meet with the Major General (2 Star) who is the commander here at Bagram.

As the Soldiers where lined up to shake his hand, he blew them off and didn’t say a word as he went into the conference room to meet the General. As he finished, the vehicles took him to the ClamShell (pretty much a big top tent that military personnel can play basketball or work out in with weights) so he could take his publicity pictures playing basketball. He again shunned the opportunity to talk to Soldiers to thank them for their service.

So really he was just here to make a showing for the Americans back home that he is their candidate for President…

I swear we got more thanks from the NBA Basketball Players or the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders than from one of the Senators, who wants to be the President of the United States.

But, remember what Obama told the troops (on tape) in Afghanistan- “This is my favorite thing to do.”


UPDATE: The Military Times reported that parts of this email were not true.

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