So, say ‘“so long” to the old High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle — The Humvee.
The Army is replacing the vulnerable vehicles with the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected thing called MRAP. They cost a million each, and the Army Times quotes a Pentagon source as saying 8,500 will be procured for fiscal 2008 and another 9,000 the next year, when all 17,700 Humvees now in Iraq will have been cashiered. The MRAP, we’re told, will not mean the end of development of yet a third vehicle, the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.
Question: what’s to become of the 17,700 Humvees to be replaced?
Suggestion: make them surplus available to civilian sale. Traffic being what it is and is becoming, a military Humvee with a gun implacement on top will find an anxiously ready market, giving new and vibrant meaning to the phrase, “road rage.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?