Fast and Furious vs Operation Wide Receiver- the media will tell you one thing, that the two are similar or even identical, the facts are something else. Holder will tell Congress one thing, but then the Justice Department will be forced to follow along behind him, cleaning up, sending letters to Congress revoking Holder’s testimony for its ‘mistakes’ and admitting that what he claimed to Congress wasn’t true. In fact, Holder will admit to Congress that okay, no, actually, he is not saying the two are the same. Really.
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Here’s an excerpt:
It’s been proven thus far that the death toll from the Fast & Furious gun walking program is over 300 and counting. We may never know exactly how many people were shot to death with guns the ATF deliberately put into the hands of these violent criminals, but thus far we do know about 300+.
Who came up with Operation Fast & Furious? Who authorized it, signed off on it? Congress has been looking into this for a year and a half, and is still no closer to any answers than they were when they started. Eric Holder continues to insist nobody at the DOJ authorized the ATF to launch this operation, and then went on to claim – under oath and in written documentation – that nobody at the DOJ even KNEW guns were being walked over to Mexico.
And that has now been proven to be a lie. That letter that the DOJ submitted to the Congressional Oversight Committee claiming nobody over there knew a thing about guns being sent over the border was quickly withdrawn when the facts came out.
In other words, evidence showed people at the DOJ did know about F&F and they DID know guns were being sent to these cartels. They lied to Congress. Perjury was committed.
Just the other day in testimony before Congress and also in a letter, Holder claimed Bush’s Attorney General Mike Mukasey had been fully briefed on F&F. THAT too was found to be not true, and so the DOJ just withdrew that letter also.
And, lest you think that it’s political partisanship to insist that there is little comparison between the Bush program and the Obama Administration’s murderous Fast and Furious, Holder himself admits they aren’t similar. Surprised? Yeah, the media is not letting people in on that one.
In sum, the Fast & Furious idea of “trace” is that, after violent crimes occur in Mexico, we can trace any guns the Mexican police are lucky enough to seize back to the sales to U.S. straw purchasers … who should never have been allowed to transfer them (or even buy them) in the first place. That is not law enforcement; that is abetting a criminal rampage.
As Sen. Cornyn pointed out, there is another major distinction between Wide Receiver and Fast & Furious. The former was actually a coordinated effort between American and Mexican authorities. Law enforcement agents in both countries kept each other apprised about suspected transactions and tried to work together to apprehend law-breakers. To the contrary, Fast & Furious was a unilateral, half-baked scheme cooked up by an agency of the Obama Justice Department — an agency that was coordinating with the Justice Department on the operation and that turned to Main Justice in order to get wiretapping authority.
By the time Cornyn was done drawing this stark contrast between Wide Receiver and Fast & Furious, Holder was reduced to conceding, “I’m not trying to equate the two.”
In other words, Holder HIMSELF has already admitted how freaking stupid it is to try to say F&F = WR.
Is the media reporting THAT? No, they are busy focusing on heatwaves. This is bigger than Watergate, and it’s not going away. Problem is, this time the media are on the side of the cover-up.
Here’s another important point– it doesn’t really matter if Bush started the program anyway. He is gone. Obama’s administration continued it, and is currently actively engaged in covering it up. It’s not documents from the Bush administration that Obama is keeping from Congress, it’s documents for the program run under his administration. More specifically, he’s not even claiming executive privilege for documents compiled during operation Fast and Furious, but for discussions about it AFTER the Congressional probe began. That’s an open admission that what concerns him has nothing to do with Bush’s program, so why is that all the media wants to discuss?
Here’s Holder in the 1990s admitting his antipathy towards 2nd amendment rights and claiming that we ‘have to ‘change’ the way people think about guns. Thought police, much?