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Justice Is Not Always 'Fast and Furious'

Attorney General Holder is the head of the United States Department Of Justice and has been controversial since he has been in office. A failed sting operation could be his downfall.

Eric Holder is under fire because of ‘Operation Fast and Furious’.  This was a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms sting operation with Mexican drug cartels.  Over 1400 weapons as powerful as .50 caliber sniper rifles and semi-automatic rifles that were easily altered to fully automatic were lost in the exchange to sting the cartel.  This resulted in heavy firepower in the wrong hands and ultimately in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

A Congressional investigation and calls for Attorney General Holder to resign have not resulted in a change in the top law enforcement official in the United States.  Even with contradictory statements about when Mr. Holder was informed of the failed sting investigation he continues to hold that position in the Obama administration.

Committee members have called on President Obama to ask Mr. Holder to step down.  There have been changes at the top of the ATF but the head of the Department of Justice should also be held accountable.

I wonder if President Obama regrets his decision to select Eric Holder to be the Attorney General.

Thank you for your service, Border Patrol Agent Terry.  Rest in peace.

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Dee Dee November 19, 2011 at 09:51 PM
I agree Fast & Furious and Wide Receiver were a disaster and should have never been allowed to happen. Holder knew or should have known. When he gave testimony to congress in May 2011 he was either completely unprepared or he lied (in saying he didn't know about until a few weeks earlier). I think the former is the case, but that hardly excuses his testimony. Memos show he was briefed on F&F in 2010. High ranking DOJ officials testimony, including Lanny Breuer knew of F&F and WR (including operations details, i.e. gun walking) in early 2010, yet did nothing to stop it (Breuer signed off on wiretaps) and they stayed silient when in Feb 2011 DOJ sent congress denying the truth of the very allegations they now admit to. Holder and all those at DOJ and ATF invovled must resign. One point, the semiautomatic rifles are not "easily converted to fullu automatic" rifles. It is illegal for a US firearms manufacturer to make/sell a semi-automatic rifles that is readily convertible to an automatic. So the LA Times reporter is simply wrong. And, regarding the so-called flood for guns going to Mexico, that too is false. ATF as acknowledge the firearms recovered in Mexico and traced to the US (only about 12% of the guns recovered by Mexican officials) were originally sold at retail in the US after a background check on average 15 years prior. Hardly a "flood"
Alex Tytler November 23, 2011 at 02:28 AM
Most semi automatics are fairly easy to convert to full auto. It can be done with a file on the ar-15, but then it is full auto all the time. To get to the as manufactured m-16 you need some parts. Basic machine shop stuff.
Patriot Northeast November 25, 2011 at 03:46 PM
Fire Holder, then impeach Obama. Problems solved.
Alex Tytler November 25, 2011 at 08:20 PM
How about un-elect obummer, Holder is gone automatically!
Bodie December 28, 2011 at 03:46 PM
Where was all this patriotism when Bush and Chenny were breaking the law and soiling the constitution......................
john pookman January 02, 2012 at 01:14 AM
All politicians are spoilers and soilers.This me-first society is a plague upon us all.Get wise people.
T.Paine January 16, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Here, here. If you are upset with Holder about this, how about his failure to launch even an investigation into the (possible) crimes of the Bush/Cheney Administration? Or how about Holder's lack of criminal investigations/prosecutions of Wall Street financial titans who have brought the economy to its knees?
Richard B. Fisher, DDS February 10, 2012 at 02:30 PM
The plot thickens... http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/10/former-dea-chief-says-3-other-federal-agencies-knew-about-furious/

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