Thursday, July 28, 2011

Let's Play, What's the Bigger Scandal...

It seems to me that this Fast & Furious Mexican Gun Scandal is much worse than the Iran-Contra Affair. No Americans were killed with the Contra arms. We were trying to free 54 Americans from the clutches of Islamic radicals....

Apparently there are "lengthy hearings" going on, but what have we heard about them? Ollie North's face was plastered over all three networks (pre-cable in my house) for an entire summer.

"At a lengthy hearing on ATF's controversial gunwalking operation today, a key ATF manager told Congress he discussed the case with a White House National Security staffer as early as September 2010. The communications were between ATF Special Agent in Charge of the Phoenix office, Bill Newell, and White House National Security Director for North America Kevin O'Reilly. Newell said the two are longtime friends. The content of what Newell shared with O'Reilly is unclear and wasn't fully explored at the hearing.

It's the first time anyone has publicly stated that a White House official had any familiarity with ATF's operation Fast and Furious, which allowed thousands of weapons to fall into the hands of suspected traffickers for Mexican drug cartels in an attempt to gain intelligence. It's unknown as to whether O'Reilly shared information with anybody else at the White House.

Congressional investigators obtained an email from Newell to O'Reilly in September of last year in which Newell began with the words: "you didn't get this from me." (source)

I hate having to be suspect of the media for each and every article it prints...but even in the last year there was the misinformation surrounding Jared Loughner, now the misinformation around this Norwegian loon and this seemingly massive hush-hush by the media on this Fast & Furious scandal. I'm not saying info isn't out there --I'm saying that when Reagan was president it was above the fold on all papers every day and on all the major networks ad naseum.

And, given the death of Americans with American Government guns....this one seems a little worse in my estimation....?

Then again...this is pretty bad too!

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