Last edited by Harry Guerrilla; 07-01-11 at 04:24 PM.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
... people of rank and authority at HQ are paying close attention to this case ...... Dodson said he was told “the U.S. Attorney is on board, and it was Mr. [Emory] Hurley, and they say there is nothing illegal going on.”DoJ appears to have stepped in it... Initially, top Justice Department officials denied weapons were allowed to escape into criminal networks.
“At the outset, the allegation described in your January 27 letter – that ATF ’sanctioned’ or otherwise knowingly allowed the sale of assault weapons to a straw purchaser who then transported them into Mexico – is false,” a Feb. 4 letter from Weich to Issa and Iowa Republican Sen. Charles Grassley said.
“ATF makes every effort to interdict weapons that have been purchased illegally and prevent their transportation to Mexico,” the letter said.
According to the testimony of the four ATF agents and a broad range of other evidence, the second sentence (“every effort”) is plainly false.
Issa’s report says since the Feb. 4 letter, Justice Department officials have clarified that their denial was only meant to encompass instances when the weapon purchasers themselves physically crossed the U.S.-Mexico border with the weapons they had purchased illegally under ATF surveillance. ...
it's only a matter of how deep they stepped and who did the stepping
Maybe Senators Dianne Feinstein, Charles Schumer, and Sheldon White should have blamed the BATFE for the straw sales instead of Americans, whom they love to hate when it comes to guns. After all, these three are big supporters of Project Gunrunner and have lobbied strenuously to have Bill Clinton's ineffective crime bill reinstated. But hey, why not continue to blame America for problems in Mexico.