I'd Be More Than Pissed
by James Glaser
June 21, 2012
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President Asserts Executive Privilege in Bid to Forestall Contempt Vote
New York Times
Published: June 20, 2012

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday invoked executive privilege to withhold from a Congressional oversight committee some documents and communications among his advisers regarding the failed gun enforcement operation known as "Fast and Furious," in which weapons purchased in the United States were allowed to cross into Mexico.

"Some documents and communications," in reality are the answers to a grieving family about who supplied the guns to the Mexican drug dealers who killed their loved one. Here is how the Washington Post reported that killing:

On the evening of December 14, 2010, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and others were patrolling Peck Canyon, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, 11 miles from the Mexican border. The group came across five suspected illegal immigrants. When they fired non-lethal beanbag guns, the suspects responded with their own weapons, leading to a firefight. Agent Terry was shot and killed; four of the suspects were arrested and two AK-pattern rifles were found nearby. The rifles were traced to Fast and Furious within hours of the shooting, but the bullet that killed Terry was too badly damaged to be linked to either gun.

The Department of Justice reported this:

Altogether, 2,020 firearms were bought by straw purchasers during Fast and Furious. These included AK-47 variants, Barrett .50 caliber sniper rifles, .38 caliber revolvers, and FN Five-sevens. As of October 20, 2011, 389 had been recovered in the US and 276 had been recovered in Mexico. The rest remained on the streets, unaccounted for. Most of the guns went to the Sinaloa Cartel, while others made their way to El Teo and La Familia.

So, we have an investigation by Congress trying to figure out who put this gun selling plan together. Eric Holder has testified and gave written material to a Congressional Committee that proved false about this program and then recanted what the written material said. Congress has subpoenaed Justice Department records, and while the Justice Department has supplied some, they refuse to supply others. Now President Obama has stepped in to say he is taking Executive Privilege and won't let the Justice Department comply with the subpoena.

So, your son is killed in the line of duty while working for the United States Government protecting our nation's border. Somebody in Washington, in our Justice Department put this program together, and then they lied to Congress about it. Now the President of the United States has blocked any attempt to get to the bottom of this so you can find out who in our government helped get your son killed.

I don't blame this family for their search for truth. I hope they have the strength and the resources to keep pursuing this. It's their son, their future, their hope for tomorrow that was snatched from them complements of a corrupt scheme of a corrupt government.

How would you feel about that if it were your son who had been murdered? I would be pissed and angry, and disillusioned about our country, our President, and our supposed belief in the rule of law.

I'd be mad as hell.

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