Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Reading Assignment

As the US Congress prepare to hold the Attorney General in contempt over his failure to play along with their bullshit investigation of Fast & Furious, we recommend you take a moment (or, perhaps, your whole lunch hour; it's pretty long) to read this piece, by a friend of ours, in the latest issue of that bastion of socialistic, pro-wetback, anti-Second Amendment thought, Fortune magazine.

Quite simply, there's a fundamental misconception at the heart of the Fast and Furious scandal. Nobody disputes that suspected straw purchasers under surveillance by the ATF repeatedly bought guns that eventually fell into criminal hands. Issa and others charge that the ATF intentionally allowed guns to walk as an operational tactic. But five law-enforcement agents directly involved in Fast and Furious tell Fortune that the ATF had no such tactic. They insist they never purposefully allowed guns to be illegally trafficked. Just the opposite: They say they seized weapons whenever they could but were hamstrung by prosecutors and weak laws, which stymied them at every turn.

It's too long and detailed to excerpt, so go read the whole thing.  If you don't, you forfeit forever your right to comment on F&F.

1 comment:

jaxinmexico said...

I've been reading Burro Hall for several months and think you're (humorously) correct on what you write. I'd already read the Fortune article - which has been pretty much ignored by the general public, but am glad to see it posted again.

Just a note to say, "Keep writing, please."

I started a blog a month ago and linked to your site, but there's not much traffic, 'cept my friends in the states. Still, for anyone interested in Mexico, I say "read Burro Hall"!