Wednesday, October 5, 2011
It's looking more and more likely that Eric Holder will finally get one of the big "show trials" he's been pushing for since joining the Obama administration. Unfortunately, the trial will be to establish whether or not the Attorney General committed perjury when he blatantly lied to Congress about his knowledge of the gunrunning operation "Fast & Furious."
"Fast & Furious" was a secret program designed by our government to put guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartel members. Theoretically, this was to find out what the gun-smuggling channels were...although this is so mind-bogglingly stupid that a broadly held opinion is that the program was actually intended to give guns to violent Mexican criminals so that our government could pretend to "discover" the weapons had been purchased in our country...after which legal domestic gun sales could be curtailed (essentially voiding the Second Amendment).
Of course, the whole plan fell to pieces...except for the part where the guns got into the hands of bloodthirsty criminals, and people started being killed - including two American Border Patrol agents. In fact, dozens or even hundreds of people may have been killed with the guns...the number will never be known because when Mexican police tried to trace the serial numbers, American authorities went into butt-covering mode and said that the numbers were untraceable.
On May 3, 2011, Eric Holder told Congress that he "probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks." Only we now know that he'd been fully informed almost a year earlier.
Holder's office has since pointed out that he did say "probably," and may have had his fingers crossed. They additionally clarified that Holder knew about Fast & Furious, but he meant that he didn't know details. And moreover, "You can take it as a finger-waggling fact that he did not have sexual relations with any gunrunning murderers!"
The Whitehouse has offered no logical explanation for Holder's weasel-worded excuses, but has started screaming and swearing at reporters who dare to ask about the story...apparently believing that "the best defense is an offensive offense."
Frankly, in these tense and contentious times, Hope n' Change thinks that a long, drawn out perjury trial for Eric Holder should be avoided, as there are faster and more reliable ways of getting to the truth.
Which is why he should be waterboarded as soon as possible.