In the video at the end of this post Wayne LaPierre explains “fast and furious” and the media’s attempts to help the Obama administration cover it up. To the media “fast and furious” is not a political scandal, it was just a “botched sting operation.” That is a blatant falsehood. First of all, it was not a sting operation. No one was arrested. The Mexican government was not informed of what was going on. It was not an attempt to provide criminals with an opportunity to commit crimes so they could be arrested for those crimes. Rather, it was an effort to create the crimes, let the criminals who committed them go scott free, and then publicize the crimes in order to facilitate a political argument for more gun control in the U.S.
Second, it was not a “botched” operation. It played out exactly as planned, they just didn’t expect to get caught. They got caught because the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has some career employees who actually believe in the rule of law and were not willing to sit still while their agency and their government committed crimes. These people became whistle blowers, and today their careers are in jeopardy if the likes of Holder and his minions ever learn their identities. The person most responsible for the public’s ever knowing about fast and furious at all is David Codrea of the Examiner.
Many smart people in the U.S. are having difficulty believing that the U.S. Government is actually in the hands of people who would do such a thing, including the smart lawyers who write the Powerline blog (although John Hinderaker seems to be coming around). But there is no alternative explanation that makes sense, and once you know these people (Obama, Holder and their cronies) it is not so hard to believe after all. The U.S. is now in the hands of the worst political class in its history.
Let Wayne LaPierre tell you about it in this video of a segment from the Fox Business Channel. Also see Bill Whittle at Follow the Ideology.