We are getting closer and closer to the truth in this gun walker/fast and furious scandal. Up to now the question had been one of what did the president know about this business? Well, it seem that back in April of 2009 Obama referred to the concepts of this very program when he was visiting Mexico.
Our focus is to work with Secretary Napolitano, Attorney General Holder, our entire Homeland Security team, ATF, border security, everybody who is involved with this to coordinate with our counterparts in Mexico to significantly ramp up our enforcement of existing laws. In fact, I’ve asked Eric Holder to do a complete review of how our current enforcement operations our working and make sure we are cutting down on the loop holes that are causing some of these drug trafficking problems. Last point I would make, is that there are going to be some opportunities where I think we can build some strong consensus I’ll give you one example and that is the issue of gun tracing, the tracing of bullets and ballistics and gun information that had been used in major crimes.”
Obama admits here that he directed Attorney General Eric Holder to do a “complete review” of the programs and he specifically mentions the “gun tracing” program in so doing.
It should be rememberd that Operation Fast and Furious was implemented in the Fall of 2009 and here is Obama mentioning it in April. So it is clear that this program is an outgrowth of the “complete review” that Obama had Holder carry out.
It is looking more every day that the president, Atny Gen Holder, and the DOJ were in full control of this failed program from day one. It is increasingly plan that Obama cannot claim ignorance here. He is responsible for arming Mexican narco-terrorists, he is responsible for the murders committed with these guns, he is responsible for the death of a U.S. Border agent and he is responsible for these guns coming back into the U.S. to be used by criminals here.