by William Teach | September 21, 2012 7:40 am
Well, at least one segment of the Legacy Media has some cajones
(Daily Caller) Interviewers on the Spanish-language television network Univision grilled President Barack Obama about the Operation Fast and Furious scandal plaguing his administration in an interview Thursday.
“You told me during an interview that you and Mr. Holder did not authorize the Fast and Furious operation that allowed 2,000 weapons from the United States into Mexico and they were in the drug trafficking [cartels’] hands,” Univision co-host Jorge Ramos asked Obama, according to a translator, during the interview. “I think that up to 100 Mexicans might have died and also American agent Brian Terry. There’s a report that 14 agents were responsible for the operation but shouldn’t the attorney general, Eric Holder, he should have known about that and if he didn’t, should you fire him?”
And how did Obama respond? With a bit of his favorite schtick, Blaming others, and some lying
“Well, first of all, I think it’s important to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program, begun under the previous administration,” Obama said. “When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned an inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued – confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this, that he took prompt action and that the people who did initiate this were held accountable. But, what I think is most important is recognizing that we’ve got a challenge in terms of weapons flowing south, and the strategy that was pursued out of Arizona, obviously, was completely wrongheaded. Those folks who were responsible have been held accountable. The question now is, how do we move forward with a strategy that will actually work?”
So, the buck apparently doesn’t stop at the White House. Furthermore, the program was vastly different from the Bush era program, as has been explained numerous times. And how does the strategy move forward? How about informing the Mexican government next time?
“We are going to have to work with Mexican law enforcement to accomplish this, but I will tell you that Eric Holder has my complete confidence, because he has shown himself to be willing to hold accountable those who took these actions and is passionate about making sure that we’re preventing guns from getting into the wrong hands,” Obama continued.
Working with the Mexican government would be a first for this administration. Because they apparently still haven’t, all while 1,300 F&F guns are still on the streets.
Univision continues to grill Obama on this subject, asking why Obama hasn’t released all the related documents, and asking for an independent investigator, which Obama really doesn’t want.
The Daily Caller is also reporting on the DOJ IG stating that the Obama administration obstructed his investigation.
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