Operation "Fast and Furious" a HUGE FAILURE!

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Registered: 06-07-2011
Operation "Fast and Furious" a HUGE FAILURE!
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Wed, 06-15-2011 - 2:38pm
House Panel Slams 'Fast and Furious' Gun Operation Tied to Border Agent's Death
Published June 15, 2011 | FoxNews.com
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Registered: 06-07-2011
It would be better if the DoJ would just comply with the subpoena requests. Instead, they have refused them. Again, before you accuse others of "storytelling" it might be better to try to understand why the DoJ is refusing to comply. What are they trying to hide? Isn't this supposed to be one of the most "transparent" administrations?


http://oversight.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1320%253Aoperation-fast-and-furious-hearing-to-be-held-june-13th&catid=36&Itemid=41


"This hearing will examine the constitutional questions raised by both the Department of Justice's refusal to comply with a Congressional subpoena as well as the withholding of documents from a Congressional subpoena. It is the first in a series of hearings on Operation Fast and Furious."

It will be interesting to see how this turns out. But, it doesn't look good for Holder, which in turn, doesn't look good for Obama.


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Registered: 11-13-2009
From what I mostly read here and from other sites... no one really cares about Mexico.

And this won't be an election issue.

 

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Registered: 03-03-2009
Congress leaks like a sieve. Of itself, that's a good reason to be wary about revealing details of ongoing sting operations. If the bigger fish are still being lured into the net, refusing to to respond to a subpoena might make sense until such time as the major players were caught. Otherwise the operation's "collateral damages" would have been for naught.

That said, I'm well aware that transparency is necessary for accountability.

In a perfect world, political grandstanding would never compromise goals of good governance. We don't live in a perfect world.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-03-2009
The Republicans will make it an issue if they can even when it means spinning and outright lying.

And they'll use the RKBA aspect however they are able. I posted a link earlier in which some truly weird posits were made that Obama WANTED the operation to fail in order to impose more domestic gun controls.

Jabberwocka

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((The Republicans will make it an issue if they can even when it means spinning and outright lying. ))

Are you saying that the republicans are trying to lie about this? Really? OMG!
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Registered: 03-03-2009
Ever heard of "sins of omission"? Certainly they're "cherry-picking" to skew the story their way. Let's call such behavior what it is. Deliberate deception. In other words, lying. Yeah. OMG all you want.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 06-07-2011
((Ever heard of "sins of omission"? Certainly they're "cherry-picking" to skew the story their way. Let's call such behavior what it is. Deliberate deception. In other words, lying. Yeah. OMG all you want.))

What exactly have the republicans cherry picked to skew the story their way? Are the republicans now in charge of the media? In case you haven't been paying attention, this is a bipartisan investigation.

Do you have proof that it's the republicans who are deliberately deceiving people about this story (which I will be very surprised if you do)?

Looks to me likes it's the DoJ who is doing everything you are baselessly accusing the republicans of doing.


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Registered: 03-03-2009

Grassley didn't mention that F&F was modeled after a program which started under Bush.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 06-07-2011
((One gets the distinct impression that the intent (and yours in posting the story and OP) is to endeavor to give a black eye to the Obama administration.
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Registered: 03-03-2009

What rude and sweeping characterizations.

Jabberwocka