Washington (IP) - It is reported by the Pentagon that 600 Boy Scouts from each state will be sent to fight in Iraq.
The reason being given for this unprecedented action is the severe attrition of US military troops in the endless quagmire underway in Iraq.
The Army and the National Guard have both run very low on new recruits and on soldiers willing to re-enlist.
The Boy Scouts are being trained with BB guns and sling shots and with mischievous tactics like flattening the tires of the enemy's pick up trucks and putting sugar in their gas tanks.
The US military believes it can save money by sending the younger troops who are smaller and so are cheaper to outfit with smaller bullet proof vests, uniforms, and also BB guns and pocket knives are much cheaper to acquire than are M-16's and adult body armor.
Most of the boys are too young to drive gas operated vehicles and will be assigned bicycles and little red wagons which are both much less expensive to operate.