Holder Must Come Clean On ‘Fast And Furious’ Scandal

February 2, 2012 09:21

It made no sense from a legal, law-enforcement or national security point of view. It bore all the marks of a White House political operation to sway U.S. public opinion in favor of gun control as the bodies piled up.



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Exasperated by more than a year of stonewalling Congress, Rep. Darrell Issa, co-chair of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, told Holder he had 10 days to release key Justice Department documents and memos about how much the Obama administration knew about the “Fast and Furious” illegal gunrunning operation. If not, he’d be held in contempt of Congress.

Issa’s response was the right one, because that bungled operation amounted to U.S. lawmen aiding and abetting sales of deadly weapons to Mexican drug cartels.


As a result, some 2,000 U.S. weapons slipped across the border to wreak mayhem in Mexico without its government’s knowledge. The operation left at least one U.S. lawman, Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, dead — killed in a shootout near Nogales, Ariz., with Mexican gunmen using two U.S.-provided illegal weapons.


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