Sarah Palin on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 4:14pm
It’s tempting to get distracted with the horse race aspect of electoral
politics during a primary season. But as pundits talk about “who’s up
and who’s down” in the 24 hour news cycle, we must keep our eye on the
ball with the Obama administration. They rely on distraction to skirt
responsibility, but we’re going to hold them accountable for their
corruption and incompetence.
When the stories about Operation Fast and Furious first broke, it sounded too crazy even for this administration.
would any government official with an ounce of common sense think it’s a
good idea to facilitate the smuggling of thousands of guns into the
hands of violent Mexican drug cartels? That’s what Operation Fast and
You might think Eric Holder’s Department of Justice was setting up a
sting operation in which our federal agents would swoop down and arrest
the bad guys the minute the guns traded hands. But that’s not what happened.
Eric Holder’s DOJ had American gun dealers sell weapons to “straw
purchasers” tied to drug cartels without actually following the movement
of the guns as they were then sold to Mexican drug lords. They
apparently thought this so-called “gun-walking” operation would help
them chart the path of gun smuggling, but they didn’t have a plan to
actually control the weapons’ movements as the guns were allowed to
“walk” into Mexico. All Holder’s DOJ did was arm violent criminals. What
manner of fools do we have working in this administration? What’s next?
Supplying nuclear weapons components to the Iranians so we can track
Fast and Furious isn’t just your typical
government incompetence. This is a deadly tragedy. U.S. border agent
Brian Terry was gunned down with weapons connected to Holder’s debacle.
At least 200 Mexican citizens were also killed by criminals using Fast
and Furious weapons. We can only imagine how many more people will be
murdered by criminals our government armed.
When an agent
with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives blew the
whistle on this operation, the DOJ leaked sensitive information about
him to the press. This week, the former U.S. Attorney for Arizona, who
was ousted in the wake of the scandal, admitted to being the leaker. (Continues here)