This is an MRAP, a mine-resistant ambush-protected vehicle. It didn't exist until well into the Iraq War, when we went to war with the Army we had, and that Army's Humvees didn't survive very well. We bought a lot of MRAPs. The Iraq War is over. Now, how many of these MRAPs can we put your police down for?

To be fair, the military needs to keep some for Afghanistan. Just for a few more months. The rest, you cops can have. Nope, no strings! Just a part of this nifty DOD surplus sales program.

What? How much? Uh, let's say, like, 600 grand each. What, no, that's fair! Even Ohio State University's police can afford that! And anyway, you can't put a price on being able to patrol your community without fear of explosively-formed penetrators and other IEDs. Which, let's be honest, any kid on molly can probably get nowadays. Amirite?

[Photo credit: Defense Department]