Well, we should have seen this coming from a mile away, the Obama administration’s battle cry, “It was Bush’s fault!” This administration is again out there distorting facts and trying to blame Bush for their own policy failures, crimes, and murders that have been carried out under their watch and as part of operations and policies that they hatched.
If you are unaware of what Operation Fast and Furious is, please see my previous blog:http://americanpatriotgirl.blogspot.com/
If the news yesterday of Obama invoking executive privilege got your attention, and you’ve been watching the so-called mainstream media-- i.e. Obamas propaganda machine, you might be hearing so-called reporters, members of the Obama administration, and liberals claim that Operation Fast and Furious began under President Bush. This would be a lie, but then again, liberals usually don’t bother with little things like FACTS, so it’s not surprising that they are distorting the truth now.
There was a program under the Bush administration called, Operation Wide Receiver. Operation Wide Receiver was run out of one city, Tucson, AZ, between 2006 and 2007, and only 300-500 guns were sold. In Operation Fast and Furious, about seven times as many weapons were illegally placed into the hands of murderers in an operation done without the Mexican Government’s knowledge. Operation Wide Receiver was a controlled delivery of guns in cooperation with the Mexican Government with the sole purpose of tracking the guns. In a controlled delivery, law enforcement watches to see that their target goes through the steps of a crime, to see intent, and then interdict the gun(s) and make an arrest. In Operation Wide Receiver, the ATF put actual tracking devices in the guns. As Operation Wide Receiver was done in coordination with the Mexican Government, Mexican law enforcement officials were supposed to be waiting on their side of the border to interdict and make arrests; but in some cases they failed to do so.
Unfortunately, since Mexican law enforcement failed to interdict all the weapons, the batteries on some of the tracking devices later died and the ATF lost the ability to track the weapons. The program was later shut down.
So no, Operation Fast and Furious did NOT begin under the Bush Administration. The deaths of Border Agent Brian Terry and ICE Agent Jaime Zapata are not traceable to Operation Wide Receiver.
The main point is that Attorney General Eric Holder was not held in contempt because Operation Fast and Furious was an ill-conceived bastard child of a previous operation that had good intentions but failed due to Mexican law enforcement officials dropping the ball—he’s being held in contempt for not producing documents that prove what he knew about Operation Fast and Furious and when he knew them. Holder, nor the liberals, or so-called reporters can blame Bush for that.
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