As congress is now learning, $2.5 billion of the war supplement appropriation they approved for Iraq is to go for more than 1,000 of these light-weight rapid response stealth responders to terrorists (or LIWERARESTREPOSTOTERS for short). Among the advantages of the LIWERARESTREPOSTOTERS over the current M1-A2 Abrams tank is it's light weight and cost per unit.
McCain, speaking during a luncheon at the conservative think tank, the American Enterprise Institute, said of such a surge, “it must substantial and it must be sustained.” The marines newest rapid response weapon for Iraq
And because the LIWERARESTREPOSTOTERS is battery powered, it will be far stealthier than the M1-A2 Abrams which Iraqi insurgents can hear coming up to 15 minutes before they arrive. Capable of speeds up to 79 mph, nearly double that of the Abrams, it will provide US forces with a rapid response capability against IED's and terrorist bombers in the crucial role it is expected to play in the recapture of Baghdad streets. LIWERARESTREPOSTOTERS is being eagerly anticipated under president Bush's planned surge to be announced next week.
The LIWERARESTREPOSTOTERS will be manned by retired US marines, between the ages of 65-82, recruitment for which will begin January 11th, immediately after president Bush's unveiling of his ambitious, first-ever war plan for Iraq.
Pentagon officials expect little difficulty in attracting 2,000 or more marines out of retirement to bolster Bush's ever sagging US military capability. "Of all US ex-military members, marines are the most loyal, to the core!" said president Bush, commander-in-chief and former air national guardsman.