“It should never be the policy of the US government to allow firearms to be smuggled into Mexico. A program such as Operation Fast and Furious should never have been approved and must never happen again. There clearly was inadequate oversight that allowed American weapons to fall into the hands of violent Mexican criminals and drug cartel members.”
“Based on the evidence before the Committee, it is clear that ATF agents in Phoenix and prosecutors in the Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office embarked on a deliberate strategy not to arrest suspected straw purchasers while they attempted to make larger cases against higher-level targets. Although these officials claimed they had no probable cause to arrest any straw purchasers at the time, allowing hundreds of illegally purchased military-grade assault weapons to fall into the hands of violent drug cartels over the course of five years created an obvious and inexcusable threat to public safety on both sides of the border.
US Attorney General Eric Holder is under fire by the Republican members of Congress over the ‘Fast and Furious’ gun smuggling scandal that has begun to engulf the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the FBI, including the DEA doing a collateral money laundry for Mexican cartels. Its little concern that these scandals began during the Bush administration, and are now fully endowed by Obama’s Department of Justice.