The last-ditch Liberal effort to save Obama’s sinking ship known as Fast & Furious is to blame George Bush, which, if you think about it, is really the only campaign theme Obama and his allies know how to milk any more. Too bad for them that the cow keeled over a few years ago.
The Bush administration conducted an operation known as “Wide Receiver”, but it was fundamentally different from the Obama/Holder Operation Fast & Furious:
Under the “controlled delivery” of Wide Receiver, agents didn’t just write down the serial numbers and let the guns disappear as in Fast and Furious. They closely and physically followed the guns from American dealers to straw purchasers to Mexican buyers.
Most importantly, Wide Receiver was run in close cooperation with Mexican authorities, who were kept in the dark on Fast and Furious.
In contrast ATF agents involved in Fast and Furious have testified that they were ordered not to track the weapons and in cases where interdiction was possible they were ordered to stand down and actually watch the weapons walk.
ATF Special Agent John Dodson has testified how in one instance guns were sold to known illegal buyers who took them to a stash house. Against orders from his superiors, Dodson kept the stash house under surveillance and when a vehicle showed up to transfer the weapons to their ultimate destination, he called for an interdiction team to move in, seize the weapons and arrest the traffickers. His superiors refused, and the guns disappeared without surveillance. <source>
No Liberal subterfuge can distract honest Americans from the fact that it is mr. Obama who is hiding 70,000 documents from Congress rather than letting those documents tell their story about how he and his administration deliberately armed Mexican drug lords.
What do those documents say, mr. Obama?