October 11, 2011

IBD on Eric Holder as Steve Urkel

Filed under: 2nd Amendment,National Security,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 8:40 am

Except that it’s not funny, given that hundreds of people have died, including Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.

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It may be that I’ve missed it, but it seems that in addition to a media reluctance to cover the scandal, there’s been a related reluctance to show pictures of Terry. The graphic above, obtained from here, puts a face on the developing horror.

A Monday evening editorial at Investor’s Business Daily lays out the latest in the deadly Fast and Furious scandal (bolds are mine):

Fast And Furious And Ugly

The attorney general once again pleads ignorance as some 40 Fast and Furious weapons are found at a Mexican drug lord’s home. If the AG doesn’t read memos, maybe he can read a subpoena.

After Eric Holder was involved in the pardoning of international fugitive Marc Rich, he confessed to not doing a thorough check of Rich’s history and background. When he criticized Arizona’s immigration law, SB1070, he admitted to not even reading the law. Now, with dead bodies and illegal weapons piled up high in Fast and Furious, Holder says he didn’t read the memos.

Holder’s “Sgt. Schultz” defense that he knew, saw and heard nothing about the ATF’s gun-running operation does not wash with the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. Darrell Issa.

… We assume Holder reads the morning paper and has heard of the 40 assault weapons illegally purchased under the Phoenix ATF’s Fast and Furious operation that somehow wound up in the home of Sinaloa cartel enforcer Torres “the Jaguar” Marrufo. If he has, we suspect his reaction might have been akin to that of another famous sitcom character, Steve Urkel: “Did I do that?”

This is no sitcom, but rather a major tragedy — and a major crime. Marrufo is the enforcer for Sinaloa Cartel chieftain Joaquin “Chapo” Guzman. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed at the hands of an illegal immigrant working for the Sinaloa cartel just 10 miles from the Mexico border near Nogales, Ariz.

… Just who is ultimately responsible for this officially sanctioned weapons trafficking and Agent Terry’s murder is what Issa, who plans to subpoena Holder, wants to find out. “If, in fact, a border patrol agent has been murdered, 2,000 weapons have gone, this program has completely gone off the rails, why didn’t he know?”

Either Holder is the most aloof attorney general in American history or the most incompetent — or worse. Shortly after Holder sent his combative letter to Congress, 10 Arizona sheriffs, led by National Sheriff of the Year Paul Babeu, currently president of the Arizona Sheriffs Association, called for a Special Counsel to determine who should be held criminally accountable for Fast and Furious.

We need to get at the truth of who is ultimately culpable in arming Mexican drug cartels and in the death of Brian Terry. …

This would appear to be the last thing of interest to this administration.

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