Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Adding the Logical Conclusion
I'm pretty sure I've never blogged anything about the Fast & Furious program, which has long struck me as a fairly ridiculous invented controversy that Republicans care about only because (a) it involves guns, and (b) it involves the Obama administration.
Today, the White House asserted executive privilege to justify withholding the documents. Is this legitimate? It might be, but if the documents are truly covered by executive privilege, it's a little hard to believe that Holder was willing to let the committee "review" them yesterday. Something doesn't add up.
Conclusion: this whole thing is completely ridiculous, just a pointless piece of political theater. I shall now try to return to my previous policy of ignoring it. Anybody got a problem with that?
Well, allow me to retort.
In order to re-justify an assault weapon ban, the Obama Administration under the steady hand of Attorney General Eric "My People" Holder both allowed and encouraged straw purchases of thousands of semi-auto rifles destined for Mexico without any warning to the Mexican Authorities or any attempt to follow the weapons purchased in America to their ultimate users, usually criminal enterprises like drug gangs. The only tracing of the weapons was to be when they were recovered at the murder scenes of Mexican nationals. No one is making any of this up.
But let me offer the logical final statement Drum is making here sub silentio.
And who cares about the resulting hundreds of dead people, they're just Mexicans and a border guard? Screw 'em. (Sorry, that very last was Kos at his most sympathetic).