In its execution of best scandal management practices, the Obama administration orchestrated another Friday night document dump last week. The Department of Justice released some 1400 pages of documents related to the Fast and Furious operation. The documents purport to explain why at least two statements made by Department of Justice officials to Congress regarding the operation turned out to be false.
You may well have missed the story — even if you read about it in the New York Times. Michael Walsh devotes his New York Post column to the subject this morning. This should help readers catch up on what they may have missed:
It was all a lie. The angry denials, the high dudgeon, the how-dare-you accuse-us bleating emanating from Eric Holder’s Justice Department these last nine months.
Operation Fast and Furious — the “botched” gun-tracking program run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives — did, in fact, deliberately allow some 2,000 high-powered weapons to be sold to Mexican drug cartel agents and then waltzed across the border and into the Mexican drug wars — just as Sen. Chuck Grassley and Rep. Darrell Issa, who are leading the congressional investigations, have charged all along.
Now the man who supervised it, Attorney General Holder, will appears before Congress again Thursday to testify in the exploding fiasco. But there’s really only one question he needs to answer: Why?
Please read the whole thing, and remember that these are the folks who are in the process of redesigning health care in the United States.