Monday, July 18, 2011

The Smoking Gun Document

The Smoking Gun Document
Al Ritter

Eric Holder testified to a congressional committee that he only knew about Operation Fast and Furious after the deadly shooting of an American border patrol agent in Mexico. We are now finding out that the Operation Fast and Furious was run under the larger umbrella of Operation Gunrunner.

Eric Holder had no problem extolling the wonderful benefits of Project Gunrunner to the Mexican government in April 2009 when he claimed that, “My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner, DEA is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the FBI is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion. DHS is making similar commitments, as Secretary Napolitano will detail.

Just the fact that Holder is claiming glory for Operation Gunrunner tells me that he knew intimate details of Operation Fast and Furious also. Operation Gunrunner was a hold-over from the Bush era, but Operation Fast and Furious was instituted by Obama alone. It seems ludicrous to assume that a program that came into being in the Obama Administration was totally unknown to Eric Holder, and appointee of Barack Obama’s who has oversight over the department of the ATF.

So proud of his role in Operation Gunrunner, that Holder actually placed it on the internet for all to see on the Department of Justice website. Now I want to know when the committee will hand down indictments to Eric Holder for lying to the subcommittee investigation or worse yet indict him for his part in the contributing factors to manslaughter of a Federal agent


barb p said...

And we think there won't be a 'way out' of this for him??

turk182 said...

I know that Obama would never hesitate to throw Holder under the bus......but somehow I think that the ATF guy has some real proof that Obama is involved or he would have been gone already

Kevin Bryant said...

Only the government could have come up with something like "Fast & Furious". The general public isn't that stupid.