Skip to comments.U.S. Senator Wants Details on Bush-Era Gun-Walking Scheme
Posted on 03/31/2012 10:53:21 PM PDT by Rabin
Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) called on Congress to probe the existence of a government operation that allowed hundreds of weapons to enter Mexico under (Wide Receiver), George W. Bush.
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Operation Wide Receiver, nine people have been charged with making false statements in the purchase of firearms destined for shipment to Mexico.
Fast and Furious, U.S. prosecutors have brought charges against a score of people, although none is suspected of drug trafficking.
Rab understands that the wheels of justice may turn slow, but hear it seems the wheels have simply fallen off.
Drug spats have left more than 40,000 men women and children, dead.
I am trying to find someone who has lost a family member due to Mexican drug violence.
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very surprised Sen. Grassley would stoop so low to
cover OBozo/Holder collective @$$e$!
The only good thing about Chuck Grassley is that he’s not Tom Harkin.
What’s up with this? Wide Receiver? Oy. Ping.
I wonder who these "nine people" were and what the situation was - we all know that F&F was aimed at Constitutionally protected arms rather than illegal weapons.
I can't fathom a usefulness in going back to OWR in the current debacle - pretend "fairness" by looking at a Repub too?
Aside from the political ramifications of having investigated both operations to deflect 'witch hunt' and 'racism' accusations, there may be valid use in being able to contrast the previous operation which was stopped for NOT achieving its objectives with a later, more poorly engineered operation which had no chance of success (in apprehending firearms traffickers or halting the flow of guns) from the git-go. This might lead to some uncomfortable moments for the current crop of crooks, when questioned why they chose to pursue an even more poorly set up operation when the previous one had failed.
Vermin find ways of feeding themselves no matter who owns or rents a house.
That Holder's people actually fed and encouraged them is a scandal, but vermin is vermin.
"Bush did it too" is not a defense that will work politically...that quickly becomes, "So the BATFE is corrupt and completely beyond the control of the White House?"
Frankly, Bush's administration continued sending $1B/yr to these same damned bastards so where's his clean hands to begin with??? Bush was Governor for five years after Waco happened and there was notta peep from him about them.
Get real folks. This is not the cartoon world of a "bill on capitol hill." This is mafia-bureaucracy in the stronghold. Only when the budgets start failing due to economic collapse will these rats start to scurry EVERYWHERE...right now they infest known places.
Hey! You know what's worse than letting these people "get away with it" while Obama is there? Prosecuting them and watching them beat the rap in the corrupt courts only to emerge more powerful and untouchable after that!
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