But the Conquered, or their Children, have no Court, no Arbitrator on Earth to appeal to. Then they may appeal, as Jephtha did, to Heaven, and repeat their Appeal, till they have recovered the native Right of their Ancestors, which was to have such a Legislative over them, as the Majority should approve, and freely acquiesce in.
-John Locke

Monday, December 19, 2011

C'mon, Mr. Holder

Operation Fast & Furious, as most people know by now, was a bad idea poorly implemented.  Instead of achieving its goals, it resulted in 100's of deaths in Mexico as well as the death of Brian Terry, a US Border Patrol agent.  It has now blossomed into full-on scandal.  US Attorney General, Eric Holder, has denied knowledge of the Operation prior to May of 2011.  Obama has claimed that he first heard about it in March of 2011.

The issue has a few levels to it, but at it's core is what did Holder know about Fast & Furious and when did he know it?  It would appear to me that if Holder was not involved in vetting the operation, he should be going after the head of the person who did.  If Holder was not advised of the operation and how it was being run, then he needs to explain why.  "I'm a very busy person" does not quite cut it here. 

One thing that Holder SHOULD be doing is making it clear that the buck stops with him.  Bottom line is that whatever level of involvement he had in Fast & Furious, he screwed up.  He either was asleep at the wheel, or neck-deep in it himself.  He needs to show that he is in control and that his judgment can be trusted.

Instead, today we are told that Holder believes that Fast & Furious is not a scandal, but is manufactured by the media. That coupled with the growing chorus in Congress calling for his resignation or dismissal are the result of racism directed at Holder and Obama.  You read that right - it's racism, not a scandal.

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