I think cannonball has the right idea in that wastefull government spending should be curtailed or at least frowned upon even if they are buying something "cool". The problem is that he put his foot in his mouth at the begining of the thread and showed everyone how little he actually knew about the truck or its intended use and is just trying to save face by sticking to his guns and his original opinion; that IN HIS MISINFORMED OPINION the truck is wastefull.
I think those Raptors are sick trucks and if the boarder patrol needs 10 trucks for high speed pursuit across open AND rough terrain then give it to them, because there is no other truck out now that is better suited. This truck was designed for and tested in exactly these situations and it has shown to be more than capable in those senarios.
I wouldn't mind having my own Raptor. I'll take one in white, without the graphics please
2004 GTO <---- 690rwhp Twin Turbo meth injected.... daily driver?
1971 Torino <---- never-ending project