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Friday, August 19, 2011

Tell me again

Why we should trust the government? Ever?

This week, the Bereau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms promoted three of the officials responsible for Operation Fast and Furious:
All three have been heavily criticized for pushing the program forward even as it became apparent that it was out of control. At least 2,000 guns were lost and many turned up at crime scenes in Mexico and two at the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.

And why were they promoted?

They were all placed in protected positions which shields them from public view. The assistant to the assistant director position was created under former Acting Director Mike Sullivan to shield corrupt and exposed managers so as to keep their grade and benefits.

Keep in mind that the firearms that the ATF allowed to go to the Mexican drug cartels have been linked to multiple crimes, including the death of a Border Patrol Agent.  How many more people have to die before the government idiots in charge of this clusterfuck get sent to jail?

1 comment:

Crotalus (Don't Tread on Me) said...

The whistleblower was, of course, fired, even after Issa warned them not to retaliate against him.

Kill the BATFEces.