Make no mistake: Operation Fast and Furious is not just another congressional witch hunt. An American in the service of his nation, Brian Terry, was murdered. And Attorney General Eric Holder lied about his knowledge and involvement.
With his invocation of executive privilege, Obama now owns Fast and Furious. As reported at Hot Air, the letter House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa sent to Obama has this bit of logic 101:
“Either you or your most senior advisors were involved in managing Operation Fast & Furious and the fallout from it, including the false February 4, 2011 letter provided by the attorney general to the committee, or, you are asserting a presidential power that you know to be unjustified solely for the purpose of further obstructing a congressional investigation.”
Either…or. A simple construction. OF&F may have been complicated, but it’s become clear that Obama is now its daddy. Which turns the old adage “success has many fathers; failure is an orphan” on its head.
Operation Fast and Furious was an ill-begotten failure. It’s yours, Barry Baby.