Obama’s Fast and Furious
On Wednesday June 21, 2012, President Obama invoked Executive Privilege to withhold documents requested by a congressional oversight committee from Attorney General Eric Holder into an investigation of a government operation known as “Fast and Furious”, which the government secretly sold 2,000-3,000 weapons to Mexican drug cartels resulting in the murder of a hundred Mexican citizens and two U.S. Border agents. At first, Obama denied knowledge of the operation, which causes suspicion of the reason to invoke an order to block the review of these documents as well as the real intentions of “Fast and Furious” operation.
Many have now speculated that Obama and Holder worked together to secretly provide the Mexican drug cartel the weapons in order to establish credibility of evidence in the international community where American weapons would be discovered at the crime scene in an effort to gain international support to eliminate and control our constitutional rights to bear arms. Both Obama and Holder have publicly supported control and limitations of firearms and sited international law above constitutional authority on other issues.
The cover up unfolded after the U.S. agents were killed by the same weapons sold to the drug cartel. Now, further questions have risen questioning why President Obama would invoke Executive Privilege on documents he claimed he knew nothing about. The American people, the families of the murdered U.S. agents, and families of the Mexican citizens murdered deserve answers. Are Obama and Holder misguiding the American people and being deceptive about the information being requested by congress? What was the real reason behind “Fast and Furious”? Why is there a cover up and refusal to hand over documents if there was nothing to hide? Obama and Holder are obligated to hand over those documents to the congressional oversight committee. So much for transparency.
Frank Aquila is a Manteca resident and president of the South San Joaquin Republicans. He was also a 2008 chairman for Senator John McCain and author of the book, “Sarah Palin Out of Nowhere”. He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org