Is Fast & Furious a clear example of the incompetence of the Obama regime?
So let me get this straight....
The ATF(Acting) Director didn't know about F&F till the border patrol agent was killed " F&F " already about a year old.
AG Holder giving numerous memo's over the past year and claims he never actually read any of them.
(Both Obama appointees)
And Obama claiming he didn't even know about it till he heard about it on the news.
Incompetence is astounding and their are people wanna to re-elect him, really?.
- Elwood BluesLv 79 years agoFavorite Answer
Well, you see, the Bush Administration ran TWO Fast & Furious operations, and the border personnel (still there from the Bush years) thought they were OK, so they didn't tell their superiors right away.
"Emails obtained by The Associated Press show how in a 2007 investigation in Phoenix, agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — depending on Mexican authorities to follow up — let guns "walk" across the border in an effort to identify higher-ups in gun networks. Justice Department policy has long required that illicit arms shipments be intercepted whenever possible.
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Earlier this month, it was disclosed that the gun-walking tactic didn't begin under Obama, but was also used in 2006 under his predecessor, George W. Bush. The probe, Operation Wide Receiver, was carried out by ATF's Tucson, Ariz., office and resulted in hundreds of guns being transferred to suspected arms traffickers.
The older gun-walking cases now coming to light from the Bush administration illustrate how ATF — particularly its Phoenix field division, encompassing Tucson, Ariz., as well as Phoenix — has struggled for years to counter criticism that its normal seize-and-arrest tactics never caught any trafficking kingpins and were little more than a minor irritant that didn't keep U.S. guns out of the hands of Mexican gangs."
Maybe the "guns walking" policy is a terrible idea. If so, it was terrible in 2006 and terrible in 2007. Darrell Issa was in office in 2006 & 7 and he raised ZERO objections to guns walking at the time.
Which leads us to believe that this is just another case of politics as usual: when a republican does it it's OK; when a democrat does the SAME thing it's grounds for impeachment...
- NamasteLv 79 years ago
Bush called his Fast and Furious operations "Operation Wide Receiver."
Speaking of incompetence....
- pistachioLv 59 years ago
yes, and according to the posters here it was okay to not expose the Bush gunrunning because Obama's administration wanted to continue it.
- StevensonLv 69 years ago
It just scares them to death that a replay of George is even remotely possible.We won`t even get into that track record.