Skip to comments.Sarah Palin: Fire Eric Holder
Posted on 11/10/2011 12:37:33 PM PST by American Dream 246
Its tempting to get distracted with the horse race aspect of electoral politics during a primary season. But as pundits talk about whos up and whos 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 were 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.
Why would any government official with an ounce of common sense think its a good idea to facilitate the smuggling of thousands of guns into the hands of violent Mexican drug cartels? Thats what Operation Fast and Furious did.
You might think Eric Holders 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 thats not what happened. Eric Holders 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 didnt have a plan to actually control the weapons movements as the guns were allowed to walk into Mexico. All Holders DOJ did was arm violent criminals. What manner of fools do we have working in this administration? Whats next? Supplying nuclear weapons components to the Iranians so we can track their activities?
Fast and Furious isnt just your typical government incompetence. This is a deadly tragedy. U.S. border agent Brian Terry was gunned down with weapons connected to Holders 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.
And where is President Obamas Attorney General Eric Holder in all of this? When did he first know about the operation? In his testimony to the House Oversight Committee on May 3, 2011, Holder stated, I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks. But the DOJs own documents prove that Holder had been receiving briefings on Fast and Furious for nearly a year before that date. In other words, our governments top law enforcement official, Eric Holder, lied to the American public. He finally admitted this week to the Senate Judiciary Committee, In my testimony before the House committee [on May 3], I did say a few weeks. I probably could have said a couple of months. What I said about a few weeks was inaccurate based on what happened.
When the nations highest law enforcement official lies to the American people, he must go.
And if he claims that he didnt lie, then how else do we explain this situation? Hes either lying or hes so grossly incompetent and lazy that he didnt read important life and death briefings from his deputy attorney general and didnt know about this deadly operation run by people under him. So, which is it? Incompetent, lazy, or lying? No matter which explanation fits, he needs to go.
Holder conceded this week, I have ultimate responsibility for what happens in the department. He can prove it by resigning. And if he refuses to resign, then President Obama with whom the bucks ultimately stop can prove that he respects honesty, transparency, and accountability in his administration by firing Holder.
I stand with the members of Congress who are calling for Holders resignation. I stand with the family members of Brian Terry who are demanding transparency and accountability. Mr. President, where do you stand?
- Sarah Palin
P.S. It can be argued that some elements of this scandal give the appearance of perhaps being intended to be used to infringe on our Second Amendment rights. I invite our President to correct concerned Americans if theyre wrong on this.
The hell with being fired... he sould be in prison !!!
Could we finally wake up and send millions of letters to Sarah to ask her to reconsider? She is the only sane voice out there.
What a big contrast we have between Palin and the choices left.
If OBummer was his own man and wanted to make a few brownie points, he’d fire this guy in a heartbeat and then have him strung from a yardarm. I suppose the powers that be find this a useful distraction, somehow.
It does sound crazy doesn't it? Arming a murderous drug cartel in a friendly foreign country with thousands of firearms. Sounds a lot like state-sponsored terrorism doesn't it?
Worse Than Gunwalker? State Dept. Allegedly Sold Guns to Zetas
Phil Jordan, a former CIA operative and one-time leader of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administrations El Paso Intelligence Center, claims that the Obama administration is running guns to the violent Zetas cartel through the direct commercial sale of military grade weapons:
Jordan, who served as director of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administrations El Paso Intelligence Center in 1995, said the Zetas have shipped large amounts of weapons purchased in the Dallas area through El Paso.
Theyve found anti-aircraft weapons and hand grenades from the Vietnam War era, Plumlee said. Other weapons found include grenade launchers, assault rifles, handguns and military gear including night-vision goggles and body armor.
More about State Department involvement...
has sources claiming Obamas man in the State Department, (former) Deputy Secretary of State Jim Steinberg, was the State Department operative who helped Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and the Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General David Ogden formulate the strategy that led to the tactics used in Operation Fast and Furious.
A little more than two years later, it was announced that Steinberg's time in the Obama State Department was over. From the New York Times, 30 March 2011:
Mrs. Clinton heaped praise on Mr. Steinberg, describing him as an indispensable partner. On every foreign policy challenge, big and small, he has helped formulate our policy and oversee its execution, she wrote. Mr. Steinberg, she said, played Oscar to Jack Lews Felix, referring to Jacob J. Lew, her other deputy, who left earlier this year to become Mr. Obamas budget director.
Want to read even more about State Dept. involvement? ...
If she truly stand’s with Brain Terry’s family, why did she not try to get elected and fire Holder herself?
Now she is just another irrelevant blogger badmouthing the government in the blogosphere.
She was the only candidate who would have really worked to undo the democrat’s corruption, but now that will not happen.
Better yet, bombard him with so many lawsuits that he can’t attend to his AG responsibilities.
Then fire him.
But don’t drop the suits.
If she was irrelevant you wouldn’t be posting about her on a thread about her facebook post. You are consistent though. Consistently a nattering nabob of negativism.
“Now she is just..... “
That wonderful lady will never be a “just” to me.
Fire? Hell, imprison!
Well, may be less hatred against her and her family would have helped? May be if the teaparty that she fought so much for have been on her side in August and September, that would have helped? She must be as disgusted about the voters that she did not see in her camp than we are for her not running. So don’t put everything on her back. Go to hotair and see how despicable the insults against her are/were.
Speaking of irrelevant bad mouthing, mirror, meet face.