Fast and Furious: Let It Bleed

James G. Wiles
Be careful what you wish for, House Republicans, over the metastasizing Operation "Fast and Furious" scandal at the U.S. Department of Justice. You just might get it. A Special Prosecutor, I mean. That's exactly what, as we move into the 2012 election year, the GOP shouldn't want. From a GOP political perspective, Operation "Fast and Furious" is the kind of thing you pray to Jesus for.  A year before a national election, the story breaks that some numb nuts at Main DOJ --  the agency formerly known as ATF, to be specific -- conceived a novel idea for catching Mexican cartels (and their U.S. firearms suppliers) in illegal gun smuggling.  Here's how:  let's have the U.S. Government give the gun dealers guns so they can be smuggled. Lots of guns -- at least count, at least 2,000 of them. It worked too. Oh, my, how it worked.  The US government-supplied weapons were duly purchased by the bad guys. They were then duly "walked" into Mexico. You'll never guess what...(Read Full Post)