Thursday, June 21, 2012

Obama's Executive Privilege

From the beginning of this 'Fast & Furious' discovery, many of us have said that this scandal made Watergate pale in comparison...and completely wipes the Valerie Plame thing off the map.

But, it just got worse:

"A House committee voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt Wednesday for not releasing documents related to Operation Fast and Furious, a botched gun-tracking operation in which federal agents permitted Mexican drug smugglers to buy thousands of firearms that were eventually used in crimes. 

Earlier in the day, President Obama had invoked executive privilege to deny the committee the papers it sought. Obama’s assertion of executive privilege — the president’s right to withhold information from Congress or the courts — was the first of his presidency and an escalation of a protracted power struggle between his administration and congressional Republicans." (source)

All last night, I tried to be honest about what I would think if the situation was turned around and US agents were killed because of a Bush program. And I would absolutely think it should be investigated. Hopefully the program has been shut down, so there's no chance of endangering anyone that's 'undercover.'

So, I must conclude that anyone on the Left that claims this is fine --and especially those that wailed about Nixon, Ollie North or Valerie Plame -- are just complete and utter hypocrites (I know, that's no breaking news).

What do you think? Would we be as outraged if an (R) was in the Oval Office? Are there any (D)'s out there that are outraged?

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