By Doug Book, staff writer
Upon being proven to have perjured himself before the House Government Affairs Committee, Attorney General Eric Holder did what any dedicated leftist would; he changed the subject and blamed someone else.
In a childish and petulant letter to his principle adversary, Darrell Issa, Holder accused the Republican congressman of cynical efforts to “score political points” and repeated his claim to have known nothing of Operation Fast and Furious in 2010.
But Issa would have none of the Attorney General’s bogus claims or pathetic excuses. In a masterpiece of typewritten homicide which has received far too little attention from conservative bloggers–and of course NONE from the mainstream media–Issa exposed Holder’s criminal activities and his lies and misrepresentations concerning Department of Justice involvement in Operation Fast and Furious.
With no trace of the professional courtesy or benefit of the doubt so often accorded one longtime inhabitant of D.C. by another, Issa pointedly accused Holder of deliberately “…undermining the [Fast and Furious] investigation” by offering a “roving set of ever-changing explanations to justify its (DOJ) involvement.”
And Issa rightly stated that, in shifting blame for the Operation’s “shortcomings” from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) to the Phoenix US Attorney’s Office, Holder’s “efforts were designed to circle the wagons around DOJ and its political appointees.”
Of Holder’s letter itself, the congressman made it clear the Attorney General had done little but “obfuscate, shift blame, berate and attempt to change the topic from the [DOJ’s] responsibility in the creation, implementation and authorization of this reckless program (Fast and Furious.)
Of course that was obviously Holder’s intent. But rarely has a D.C. Republican had the courage to make such an unequivocal charge and call out a radical leftist for his blatant dishonesty and contempt for the American public.
Of Holder’s oft repeated promise to “destroy the cartels”, Issa wrote “Fast and Furious simply served as a convenient means for dangerous cartels to acquire upwards of 2,000 assault style weapons.”
It has long been known that the Obama Regime made a deal with the Sineloa drug cartel, offering this gang of murderous drug dealers free reign to operate throughout the United States in return for assistance in the breaking of other Mexican drug gangs.
And Issa had the fortitude to put this fact before the American people by accusing the Attorney General of direct complicity in the deaths of hundreds of innocent people in Mexico and the US.
In keeping with his fearless tone, Congressman Issa concluded with this most damning appraisal of the Attorney General and his Department of Justice:
“Operation Fast and Furious was the Department’s most significant gun trafficking case. It related to two of your major initiatives–destroying the Mexican cartels and reducing gun violence on both sides of the border. On your watch, it went spectacularly wrong. Whether you realize yet or not, you own Fast and Furious. It is your responsibility”
Darrell Issa deserves our thanks and admiration for his gutsy and straightforward disclosure of Eric Holder activities. Voters must elect more Republican politicians willing to display such courage.
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