Acting ATF Director to resign

Like a good little soldier, acting ATF director Kenneth Melson is apparently ready to fall on his sword to save the behind of higher ups - specifically, his ultimate boss, Attorney General Eric Holder. By offering up Melson's head, the administration is hoping the Fast and Furious buck stops there. If Rep. Darrell Issa has anything to say about it, that won't happen. CNN: The committee's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-California, called the operation "felony stupid." As many as 2,000 semiautomatic rifles reached the hands of cartels as a result, and Issa said the top two ATF officials were briefed on the program regularly. In Mexico, the case has drawn nationwide attention and sharp criticism from top officials, who have long stressed that U.S. weapons are fueling the country's drug war. The Mexican attorney general's office demanded a quick U.S. investigation of the matter in March and said authorities must hold accountable anyone who was responsible for the operation. "As the...(Read Full Post)