Will Holder be held accountable?
While the main stream media has avoided talking about Fast and Furious gun running program for reasons we all can guess. I got a chance to listen to US Congressman Paul Gosar of Arizona last night. They have the votes on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee for the contempt charge against Holder. The protectors of Holder will probably come crawling out from the woodworks saying they are just trying to bring down both Holder and Obama. This is typical of scandals in Washington, trying to keep the lid on what really happened, who knew and when. According to Gosar what they have received is only about 1000 emails and not the 6000 that Holder claims. Many of them are responses to emails, so a chain of emails between two people and each one according to Holder counts as a new document. You can clearly see the absurdity of government working here.
Fast and Furious isn’t the first time our government has tried this, the wide receiver plan under Bush started down this same path. There is however clear differences between the two plans, although you will never hear this from Holder or Obama’s administration. Under Bush the plan was to put tracking devices on all weapons, they weren’t using straw purchasers and putting pressure on gun shops to sell guns with no regard to whom was buying them. They figured out under wide receiver this wasn’t going to work and stopped the program, the DOJ under Holder didn’t. They didn’t track them, let people who clearly where buying for the cartels buy multiple guns and let them go south of the border. The real question is what was the true intent of this program that was never going to work in the first place.
The former US attorney in Arizona Dennis Burke has been for tighter gun control laws, when helped with the so-called assault weapons ban under Clinton. Clearly he cared little about how many guns went south and who was buying them, this was about an agenda for more gun control here. In the end Fast and Furious was about trying to get the public behind more gun control laws, not about tracking weapons to the cartels. Why run this program and tell no local or state law enforcement about it? Why put lives at risk when so many illegal purchases where already heading to Mexico? Why would Holder not want the American public to completely understand the program? Who even thought this was a good idea? I hope the committee finds him in contempt, the full house does as well and courts convict him. We must send a message to our Government that this type of activity isn’t in the best interest of America or Mexico. I’m an Arizona native, so pissed at Holder, the DOJ and all involved for the deaths of two federal agents, not to mention how many mexican citizens. There must be accountability, all Holder has to do is give them all the documents they need and allow them to talk with everybody involved. I would expect that none of that will happen, we’ll see if the house has a spine or not.