Fast and Furious – Let me Get this Straight

US Department of JusticeLet Me Get This Straight

As a Humanist, I feel that the ideal way to solve problems is to understand the problem. After all, if you are trying to solve a problem you don’t have, you will often make the problems you do have worse.  When it comes to solving problems, reality matters. It is in this spirit that the Fortune magazine review of the Fast and Furious scandal is important.

Basically, we have been led to believe that Fast and Furious was an operation run by ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) that allowed the sale of guns to gun runners who were running guns for the drug cartels in Mexico.  It was supposed to be the Obama Administrations failure to correct a problem that occurred under Bush. Congressional Republicans have been investigating this and have even held the Attorney General Holder in contempt for failing to turn over documents related to the investigation into why a gun bought in the US was able to be used in a shooting of a US agent.

The problem is that, according to Fortune, what really happened indicates that what they think happened isn’t what happened.


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