Operation Fast and Furious

An update on Operation Fast and Furious. Attorney General Holder testified in front of Issa’s House committee on May 3rd where he testified that he’d only heard of the operation in the “last few weeks.”
It turns out he was briefed on the operation at least 7 months prior. When asked about the discrepancy, the Justice Department said:
” And tonight they tell CBS News, Holder misunderstood that question from the committee – he did know about Fast and Furious – just not the details.”
Another excuse, cited at the link, is that Holder doesn’t always read his briefings.
Hoooooookkkkaaaaaaay. So, either the AG doesn’t understand that letting guns, purchased with your tax dollars, walk to Mexican drug cartels is a bad thing to do. Or, he’s a lousy AG who’s in over his head.
Meanwhile, at least one American Border Patrol agent is dead and, according to Mexican investigators, at least 200 Mexicans are dead as a result of this operation.

Operation Fast and Furious

This House investigation gets a lot of play on the right because of an innate rightwing view that all Democrats would ban and/or confiscate ALL firearms If possible. There is a belief by some righties that Holder set this up purposefully to demonstrate that U.S. Sold guns are killing people as a way then to introduce (more) gun control. I disagree with that. To me, this just smacks of typical government incompetence. Napoleon said, “Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by incompetence.”

If you don’t know the backstory, check it out. It’s awful and stupifying.

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