Fast and Furious: Let It Bleed

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)