Thursday, June 21, 2012
Fast & Furious: A Contepmtuous CYA
For nearly the past two of years, the investigation behind Operation Fast and Furious has been building, and with today's events, it clearly looks like Obama has a full-blown scandal on his hands.
Just a quick review: newly elected President Barack Obama was in the honeymoon stage in 2009, but still wanted to make sure he had a mandate to push liberalism on the American people. Tried and true liberal that he is, Barack Obama wanted a new Assault Weapons Ban that was not renewed under George W. Bush. Renewing it was not a top item on the agenda of Americans, so Obama needed to re-align events to do so, following the advice of his former Chief-of-Staff. To achieve this re-alignment, ATF agents walked American-made guns across the Mexican Border, which were placed in the hands of the drug cartels, leading to more kidnappings, shootings and killings, which would create mayhem south of the border and bring it to the attention of the American people; kind of like rigging a truck to explode and then blaming it the company who built the truck because their design flaw caused combustion-on-impact. Then the objective would be achieved and Obama's war on the 2nd Amendment could be declared.
What they didn't plan were the deaths of Brian Terry (Border Agent) and Jaime Zapata (ICE Agent); deaths of Americans who were killed by these weapons.
Congressman Darrell Issa has endorsed the politics of No Fear in trying to get to the bottom of this to find out the truth. In this investigation, Attorney General Eric Holder has not cooperated with Congress, has told multiple stories to Congress and is now facing Contempt of Congress if the documents are not turned over.
President Obama just gave fuel to the accusations of his office that they were involved in his act of invoking Executive Privilege. We know his position on the issue of Executive Privilege during the Bush years, we know his claim about his administration being the most transparent in American history, so this act clearly raises questions: What did they know? When did they know it? Was the President involved? Was Holder involved?
With the election around the corner, today's events and the obstruction of the Congressional investigation, this stinks of an apparent CYA, attempting to save Obama's reputation and ensure his re-election. I can guarantee it won't be going away anytime soon! While Romney should stay focused on the economy, we should be hearing his surrogates continue to ask questions about Fast and Furious, as well as question his true commitment to the Latino vote, considering this plan sets up Mexicans to kill each other, using Latino crimes and possible Latino deaths to promote his fight against the 2nd Amendment. We should never forget the deaths of Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata, as American blood was spilled in a political operation where these individuals were simply doing their jobs. When looking at Operation Fast and Furious, the crime is clearly worse than the cover up and someone must answer for both!