Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Eric Holder Derelict in Duty As AG

"Didn't Know" about Fast And Furious

The Inspector General's report on the covert Act of War known as Operation Fast and Furious has been released.  The Obama designated fall guy has resigned, but the report (which is still full of "questions") says that Eric Holder did not know of the operation.
 "The report says Attorney General Eric Holder was not made aware of potential flaws in the program until February of last year."

Now this is a travesty.  A year's worth of investigation, and Eric Holder still has not turned over but a tiny fraction of the documents subpoenaed by Darrell Issa.  Over three hundred dead Mexican Citizens, plus at least two American Citizens, including Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, and the IG Report is essentially a white wash to say, "well, we investigated.  Nothing to see here, folks, move along."

Despite that, it's a damning indictment of Eric Holder.

Read that again, "...was not made aware..."  That is, Eric Holder didn't realize there might be flaws in a plan to give guns to Mexican drug cartels with no plan for the trailing and retrieval of those weapons other than to hope they showed up at crime scenes.  Doesn't that strike you as odd?  He's supposed to be the Top Cop in the United States.  You would think he would at least have the critical thinking skills to know, "hmmm.  Giving away guns has a lot of potential down-sides.  What have we done to mitigate those?"

Of course, there's another option, but it's even worse.  In the second scenario, Eric Holder is a figurehead at the top of a rogue agency that operates without his approval or say-so.  In this scenario, it's not that he "was not made aware of potential flaws," but that he wasn't even aware of the operation.  In this scenario, a covert war against the Mexican Government was waged without anyone's say-so except some assistant AG no one has ever heard of. 

Either way, it boils down to the same thing: Eric Holder was derelict in his duties as the Attorney General of the United States, and should be fired for his incompetence. 

And that's assuming there's not something more damning of him (and their probably is) in those documents he's still refused to release.

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