Skip to comments.U.S. Mexico Border Security Policy(2009 News Conference Fast and Furious)
Posted on 06/22/2012 10:36:42 AM PDT by Son House
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Deputy Secretary of State Jim Steinberg and Deputy Attorney General David Ogden held a news conference to announce the U.S.-Mexico Border Security Policy. They spoke to reporters and .. Read More
Rediscovered information on Project Gunrunner leading to misconceptions
Gun Rights Examiner
..Mike, I wrote to colleague Mike Vanderboegh, people are going ape with the Ogden video and the $10M for Gunrunnerthey dont understand that Gunrunner was not kept secret and was actually publicized, is not synonymous with F&F, and that authorizing Gunrunner is not the same as authorizing GunWALKERas a result, a lot of hysterical and unfounded conclusions are being jumped to that will muddy the waters and discredit people making those argumentsand by default, the real argumentsI dont know if this started because well-meaning people who dont understand the details think theyve found something and are trying to be helpful, but the way this is going viral it almost seems like somebody knew which buttons to push to get the gun crowd screaming after something that will be used to ridicule the entire effort as tinfoil ignorance. I think you and I need to address this in some sort of statement.
I made a stab at it, I continued, but held off on posting to see what you had to say.
Ping! The youtube link went to private views only, here’s the original from CSPAN2.
The differences between the Bush administrations Operation Wide Receiver and the Obama administrations Operation Fast and Furious have been written about extensively by the journalists who broke the story in December 2010.
But to humor the mindless liberals lets say the programs were identical. If so, why would Obamas appointees ratchet up a flawed program? Why would Holder, Clinton, Napolitano and Obama not call President Bush out for such a botched strategy?
Where was Holder in 2009 when his Deputy David Ogden publicly stated, The president has directed us to take action to fight these cartels and Attorney General Eric Holder and I are taking several new and aggressive steps as part of the administrations comprehensive plan?
There was another news conference that day;
Presidential News Conference
Mar 24, 2009
President Obama held his second presidential news conference during prime time in the East Room of the White House. In opening remarks he outlined his administration’s approach to economic stimulus policy, the federal budget, fiscal regulation, and long-term economic growth.
He then answered questions on a number of topics including the economy, efforts to assist Mexico in combatting drug cartels, international monetary policy, tax policy, stem cell research, and the Middle East peace process.
I didn’t watch the entire 2nd news conference, the relevant part I seen starts at 25 minutes;
That is the point of this investigation. They had full funding for GUNRUNNER through 2010, but they went and perverted it for their own purposes which had nothing to do with gunrunner.
Fast and Furious is what has now become known as GUNWALKER which was coined by Codrea and Vanderboegh.
GUNRUNNER was a well publicized op with the full cooperation of the Mexican authorities. They knew NOTHING of FAST & FURIOUS.
Fast and Furious was a pure, out and out, criminal undertaking, planned and executed by the obama administration with the specific intent to cause murder and mayhem.