Fast and Furious: Teh Stoopid, it Burns!
September 19, 2012 - 7:00 pm
So the IG’s report on Fast and Furious is out today. So far former acting ATF Director Ken Melson and Deputy Assistant Attorney for the Criminal Division Jason Weinstein have resigned. Since there are a total of 14 high officials implicated for various and sundry levels of culpability in the idiot operation which cost Border Control Agent Brian Terry and hundreds of Mexican nationals their lives — including Lanny Breuer — I’d expect several more resignations in the next few days. Particularly as they attempt to protect the Bungler General.
You see the IG has found that Attorney General Eric Holder was basically incompetent — I’d say criminally negligent, only because stupid isn’t illegal — because he failed to supervise his employees properly. From the report:
“We concluded that the Attorney General’s Deputy Chief of Staff, the Acting Deputy Attorney General, and the leadership of the Criminal Division failed to alert the Attorney General to significant information about or flaws in those investigations.”
Now, one suspects they were trying to protect their boss from an operation that was all but destined to go sideways on them. And I have a particularly difficult time believing that he didn’t know about this at least unofficially. But if it’s true that three of his top lieutenants were involved in a blatantly illegal and dangerous operation and he didn’t know about it?
Then he should resign or be fired. Because stupid is too mild a word for the man who is currently the chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America.