Quote:House Republicans on Wednesday turned their sharp questioning over "Operation Fast and Furious" toward Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who acknowledged her agents were twice told to "stand down" in deference to what she called a "very troublesome" operation.Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/10/...z1byWUMYoO
Napolitano, at one point likening the questioning to a cross-examination, said repeatedly she only learned of "Fast and Furious" after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was killed in December. She emphasized the operation, conceived and run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, "was an ATF operation," under the auspices of the Justice Department, not her department.
Napolitano said she has never spoken with Attorney General Eric Holder about "Fast and Furious," a revelation Republicans strongly criticized.
"There needs to be better communication, so somebody can say, 'Whoa! This is a crazy idea, you're giving guns to drug smugglers that are going to come back and be used?" said Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va.
Okay now lets get this straight, all these post 911 billions spent on getting agency's to share "intelligence" information has been obviously pissed away according to Napolitano's testimony. They are according to her at least not talking to each other.
Business as usual, one could come to the conclusion they are not really worried about any terrorists, so other than spying on innocent citizens with no warrant and creating a giant police state what ARE they doing with all that cash? Big sis and Holder don't even talk on the phone?
To compound matters, low level ATF agents supposedly concocted this gun running scheme with no knowledge from their superiors?
Right, and pigs fly. Sorry, I don NOT believe they are being honest, and in fact are behaving like the very definition of domestic terrorists they want to put away and assassinate. I guess there are two sets of laws at work here and government officials are exempt from the rules of conduct average citizens are expected to adhere to.
Do as we say not as we do, you have the right to do exactly as you are told.