From 2006 to 2010, the BATF ran a program that essentially walked millions of firearms into the tender loving hands of Mexican cartel members, with the purpose of nabbing straw purchasers and gun runners on the U.S. side. It was a good idea at the time (to them), at least until a Border Patrol agent was killed. After that, the wheels pretty much fell off that wagon.
Today, Darrell Issa intends to use a program crafted during the Bush administration to collect the scalps of one U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and a certain U.S. president. If you want a great indication of how eager Issa is to bend the Obama administration over his knee, note that he's asking for a partial investigation that covers the program from 2009 and onward. Remember, the program started back in 2006.
President Obama is also under fire for exercising executive privilege on behalf of Holder, obstinately to prevent sensitive documents and transcripts from being released under subpoena. Now some are accusing the Obama administration of "covering up the truth."
Somewhere on the House floor is the corpse of Brian Terry, propped up and placed behind glass to elicit heartstring tugs and politically motivated sympathy.
Allow yours truly to direct you to more detailed commentary on Fast and Furious and the ongoing attempts to legally lynch the president and U.S. attorney general with high-tech rope:
- Redeye's Front Page: "The "Fast and Furious" legal lynching of President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder"
- "The Rant" by Tom Degan: "The Importance of Being Eric"
- Digby's Hullabaloo: "Issa goes down the rabbit hole"
- Field Negro: "The Sequel"