Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Distraction? Explain that to Brian Terry's family

The White House has denounced Fast & Furious as "a distraction."

Tell that to Brian Terry's family, okay?

Via Roll Call:
With House Republicans set to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over the “Fast and Furious” gun-walking investigation, the White House dismissed the action as a political distraction from the struggling economy. 
“With millions of Americans still struggling to pay the bills, Republicans announced at the beginning of this year that one of their top priorities was to investigate the administration and damage the president politically,” White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer said in a statement emailed to reporters.
Note: That statement came via e-mail; the White House press secretary, Jay Carney, conveniently did not have a press conference today.  Go figure.

The statement also laments that Congress has not passed a transportation bill or acted on student loan rates, yet fails to mention that the Senate hasn't passed a budget in well over 1,000 days.  And Brian Terry's family has been waiting over a year for justice.

Even more incredibly, the White House is blaming Fast and Furious on George W. Bush.
Pfeiffer dismissed the Fast and Furious fiasco as “a field-driven tactic that dated back to the previous administration” and credited Holder with ending it.
You just can't make this stuff up.


Anonymous said...

To my understanding the Terry family has yet to receive a condolences call from Obama for the loss of their son. Could it be if he calls it would be considered culpablity on his administrations part?
Yet, Obama couldn't call Sandra Fluke fast enough to check on her well being after Rush Limbaugh called her a slut. Yes, being called a slut on national radio my have been insulting and hurtful, but at least she didn't die from from Rush Limbaugh's actions.
Can Brain Terry say the same about Obama's actions?

Jim said...

'field driven tactic' my foot. That ill advised operation had desk-bound bureaucrat written all over it.

Mr. SIGIS said...

Jim, I'm making this statement as a person who was in the low end of the food chain in mililtary hierarchy.

It would be logistically impossible to obtain over 2,000 weapons at the field level.

Secondly, no field agent in his right mind would saddle himself with such responsiblity for such and undertaking.

I think I smell bull dookey!!!!!!