Skip to comments.Dallas Morning News: Is anyone really buying Holder’s excuses on Fast & Furious?
Posted on 12/19/2011 4:33:37 AM PST by marktwain
To answer Mike Hashimoto, the DMNs editorial writer, no. That, however, hasnt kept them from sticking with their stonewall strategy:
What we still dont know what Attorney General Eric Holder with great determination will not say is who in Washington signed off on this awful idea of letting straw purchasers cart off armloads of high-powered weapons, headed to Mexico. The stated plan was to track them to the cartels, which worked out about as well as one might expect. Hundreds of guns disappeared and now are turning up at crime scenes on both sides of the border.
Holder last week had another bob-and-weave session with a congressional committee, managing to reveal as little as possible. However, he did let us know that while Justice did dump hundreds of emails in response to a subpoena, none were addressed to him or had been sent by him. And that he has a personal email account, along with his government account. And that lying isnt the same as not telling the truth, depending on ones state of mind.
Youve seen people who did it and didnt in your life. Is this how an innocent person behaves? Is it plausible that the attorney general of the United States had no idea what was going on in Arizona within his own shifting time parameters?
No, and hell, no, respectively. I recall when it came to light that Karl Rove, who wasnt a Cabinet secretary or running federal law enforcement for the US, used his personal e-mail account while working on George W. Bushs political team in the White House. Democrats clutched hankies and swooned at the lack of transparency. Now the Attorney General of the United States has suggested that his personal e-mail account might have been used to bypass transparency, and that there are thousands of communications that he will flat-out not share with Congress on the matter of Operation Fast and Furious, which a year ago resulted in the death of a US Border Patrol agent and perhaps hundreds of murders in Mexico. Have the same Democrats demanded transparency of the Obama administration? No, and hell no.
Hashimoto holds onto some faint optimism that the scandal will drive Holder out of the way:
At some point, one might think, Holder becomes more of a liability to the Obama re-election campaign than a 50-50 incumbent can stand. At the very least, I cant imagine congressional Republicans letting this drop, and the longer Holder stonewalls, the longer his name and connection to his boss stays in the news.
At first, I thought the same thing. After all, one of the key duties of a Cabinet secretary is to fall on ones sword when scandal erupts, in order to buffer the boss from the political fallout. At this late date, I dont think Holder will exit at all, unless so many Democrats start calling for his ouster that Barack Obama has to worry about Holder getting impeached. Obama would have to get Senate confirmation on a replacement for Holder in the case of resignation, and I think Obama is worried what that might mean, especially in an election year. The only way hed get a relatively painless confirmation from the Senate would be if he nominated a reformer Republicans could trust to get to the bottom of a number of issues of Holders tenure, and Obama clearly doesnt want to make that any easier for Republicans than it is now.
Will the family of Brian Terry get the justice they seek?
In a statement released through attorney Pat McGroder, the family said it was incomprehensible that members of ATF and DOJ would embark on such an egregious operation and then try to conceal the link between this failed investigation and Brians murder.
We now believe that, if it can be shown that laws were broken, then all those responsible for Fast and Furious should be held criminally liable.
The answer to that is also no, at least as long as Eric Holder remains Attorney General and refuses to fully cooperate with Congress.
Can I get a new Evil Black Rifle if I go to the BATFE and tell them, “Senor, I am a drog deelar from Guadalajara.”
they are not only ‘ not buying ‘ they won’t do a damn thing about it either
both these quota boys, (obammy and holder), belong in prison.
No, and hell no. Pawn, collateral damage in a much larger pre-meditated, agenda-driven game.
R.I.P. Brian Terry. Condolences to his family and friends.
Obama is a lot more worried about getting to Hawaii for his 17 day vacation than he is about F&F.
We all know who the guy that proposed F&F is. He is the guy waiting for his flight to leave.
Holder will not be leaving Justice.Why should he. Only a small percentage of the media is pursuing this story and 2/3 rds. of the country has never heard about it even now.
If anybody DOES buy the rationaliztions put forth by Eric Holder, I say they are either totally uninformed, or they are lying to themselves.
John Mitchell, Nixon’s Attorney General, was a taciturn, unflappable man, utterly loyal to Nixon, and one of his most trusted advisors. Yet he was eventually incarcerated as a major player in the coverup of Watergate.
And nobody died as a result of the Watergate break-in, which is very small potatoes compared to the breathtaking swath of the government fraud that is Fast & Furious.
If Watergate was criminal, then this Fast & Furious is an act of war, not only against Mexico, but against the interests of the United States.
No. But it’s Christmas time, so it’s not getting much attention.
This Administration is more corrupt that an the drug cartels and mafia. America and Justice is an oxymoron.
Communist/socialist are about ONE thing, Power over the masses!!
At all cost and at what ever it takes to achieve! and PARTY comes before Country!!
Let him become Zero's Albatross.
The "Progressives" do not care, because it is covered by their all purpose excuse: He was trying to get something done for a good purpose. The "good purpose" is, of course, anything they want to do that the rest of us object to as Constitutionaly prohibited.Geeze, quitcherbitchin! As long as their intentions are good, success doesn't matter and the ends justify the means. After all:
Fast and Furious is just an up to date and version of Holder’s standard incite the public with a catastrophe method.
Holder did the same thing in 1995 by supplying McVeigh and Nichols with explosives and know how to build a larger bomb.
It even looks like this criminal, Eric Holder, even made a deal with Nichols after the Oklahoma City Bombing by offering Nichols a non-death incarceration, if he helped Holder’s people retrieve the left over explosives.
All in all, I am NOT BUYING IT! Holder and crew, better the entire administration from Buckwheat on down needs to be “flushed”.
Whoa! The DOJ is making Murder Inc. look like bumbling amateurs when it comes to crime and murder.