Fast and Furiously Trying to Backpedal

The BATF’s Fast and Furious program to arm the cartels in Mexico has made the mainstream press. The Wall Street Journal is reporting on some of the details and concludes with the news that the acting head of the BATF will likely be forced to resign. They are also reporting this from a President desperate to wash his hands of this debacle.

White House spokesman Jay Carney, in response to questions Friday, said, “I can tell you that, as the president has already said, he did not know about or authorize this operation.”

Well, that’s nice. I’m going to let President Truman and Winston Churchill reply.

The price of greatness is responsibility.
–Winston Churchill


4 thoughts on “Fast and Furiously Trying to Backpedal

  1. “There is more than enough evidence to indicate that over 90 percent of the firearms that have either been recovered in, or interdicted in transport to Mexico, originated from various sources within the United States.” – William Hoover, assistant director for field operations at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, testifying in the House of Representatives, as quoted by Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State of the United States in 2009.

    Bill 'wagged the dog'. Here was Hillary getting her turn. If the ATFE wasn't so dammed inept, Hillary may have pulled her attempt off.

  2. What we didn't know when Hoover made that quote (that Doble Troble lists) was that the firearms that “originated from various sources in the us” originated from the BATFE. They are largest proven source of illegal guns in Mexico.

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