Originally posted by hangedman13
reply to post by longlostbrother
You seem to be missing the big point. This cannot be put on Bush, wide receiver was found to be flawed and stopped. Plus they at least tried to put
tracking devices on the guns sold then. If it was already proven not to work why do you try again with even less effort made to follow the guns or
even inform the Mexican authorities? Holder was in charge of things at the justice dept when F&F started.
On December 1, 2008, Obama announced that Holder would be his nominee for Attorney General
of the United States. Obama praised his "toughness and independence." Obama went on to say that "[Holder] is deeply familiar with the law
enforcement challenges we face: from terrorism to counter-intelligence; from white-collar crime to public corruption." Holder emphasized national
security as a priority if confirmed, "We can and we must ensure that the American people remain secure and that the great Constitutional guarantees
that define us as a nation are truly valued." He was formally nominated on January 20, 2009 and was overwhelmingly approved by the Senate
Judiciary Committee on January 28 with a bipartisan vote of 17 to 2. He was officially confirmed by the entire Senate on February 2, 2009 by a
vote of 75 to 21. becoming the nation's first African-American Attorney General. His installation took place on March 27, 2009 at the Lisner
Auditorium of George Washington University. Now the operation was
and Furious investigation was initiated in October 2009Now remind me how this happened to be Bush's fault? Nine months into Holder's tenure as
Attorney General? When does this administration own anything it started?
edit on 1-10-2012 by hangedman13 because: (no reason given)
I think YOU are missing the point.
Why do you think this happened, Fast and Furious?
Did Holder, or Obama want to arm drug cartels and kill Mexican teenagers?
Would either of them have said yes, if they knew all the crap that was gonna come from it?
Or where they, like Bush, sold a bad idea from the ATF?
If you think for just a second, and remember all the bad stuff, under Dems and Republicans, that the ATF has done, and if you think, how, once it was
learned how bad this was, how much PURELY POLITICAL CRAP this would stir up, from the GOP who honestly know that NO ONE wanted this to happen, then it
all starts to make a bit more sense.
The attacks, like this thread, are political.
The defence, the hiding and what not, is political.
It's NOT because anyone anywhere wanted this to happen. And the main cause is, guess what, the ATF, yet again.
The GOP has repeatedly and publicly said that their ENTIRE AIM was to make Obama a one-term President. Not save the economy. Not stop Mexican kids
from being killed. Not anything, but attack the President politically.
The ATF SHOULD be LAID OUT for this, but they can't be, because right now, in Washington, neither side will act maturely.