From Rep. Daryl Issa:
While the reckless disregard for safety that took place in Operation Fast and Furious certainly merits changes within the Department of Justice, the Oversight and Government Reform Committee will continue its investigation to ensure that blame isn’t offloaded on just a few individuals for a matter that involved much higher levels of the Justice Department. There are still many questions to be answered about what happened in Operation Fast and Furious and who else bears responsibility, but these changes are warranted and offer an opportunity for the Justice Department to explain the role other officials and offices played in the infamous efforts to allow weapons to flow to Mexican drug cartels. I also remain very concerned by Acting Director Melson’s statement that the Department of Justice is managing its response in a manner intended to protect its political appointees. Senator Grassley and I will continue to press the Department of Justice for answers in order to ensure that a reckless effort like Fast and Furious does not take place again.
Seems he’s worried they are setting up some fall guys.
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It does seem like they are setting up for some fall guys. Fast and Furious was set up by high level government agents. This whole operation is just a ploy to let everyone know how bad guns are and that they need to be regulated.
I stand a much better chance of winning the lottery than the top people of “Fast & Furious” ever take the fall for what they caused!
This whole situation is simply disgusting. For the president not to be getting involved to get to the bottom of this scandal, especially since it involves gross violations of international law and the murder of at least one U.S. border patrol agent, is both maddening and highly suggestive of the involvement of higher ups. Even more amazing is the collusion of the normally anti-gun press in refusing to connect the dots in their reporting on the story–got to say it, but if a Republican administration had pulled this stunt it would be front page every day.
If the average citizen were to be tied to selling a gun illegally that resulted in an officer being killed, they would be held criminally responsible and face charges. But when a government agency is involved, those responsible are allowed to resign or be reassigned?
Where is the accountability for the lives lost as a result of this ill-conceived plan? The victims of this screw-up can’t just resign themselves from the consequences and cannot reassign themselves to another life.
I would like to see heads roll. IF you’re given power as a government agency, you have a responsibility to the consequences of your actions. Legal and criminal charges should be charged against the people responsible, not just the underlings who were following orders.
It took two and a half years, with an actively antagonistic press doing their job of informing the electorate, between the Watergate break-in and Nixon’s resignation.
This is the same as any pro-gun fight, it will take time. We need to be a little more grown-up than the current “results now” culture and realize it instead of whining and worrying.
As long as the alt. press (Codrea/Sipsey St. et al) and Grassley/Issa keep after it it won’t die and can only get bigger until the mainstream “tanked” media have to fully acknowledge the depth and breadth of the crime.
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