Sheila Jackson Lee blames Bush for Fast and Furious

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  1. HankD

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    There was a Bush incident. The difference between the two operations can be explained here.....

    http://pjmedia.com/blog/gunwalker-gunning-down-the-bush-did-it-too-lie/?singlepage=true


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    Wide Receiver sought to track and interdict guns being smuggled south using a combination of RFID-tracking devices embedded in the shipments and overheard surveillance aircraft. Wide Receiver failed because of the limitations of the technology used, compounded by the ineptness of its installation and the unexpected resourcefulness of the cartel’s gun smugglers.
    As a result of the mistakes made in Wide Receiver, guns were lost: approximately 450 made it into Mexico. As a result, the botched operation launched in 2006 — and in this instance, actually botched — was shut down in 2007.
    Compare the mistakes of Wide Receiver to the operations launched under Eric Holder’s Department of Justice, which had the advantages of learning from the postmortem failures of Wide Receiver two years before.
    Fast and Furious used neither tracking devices nor aircraft, ran interference for smugglers with local law enforcement on multiple occasions, and federal agents were not allowed to interdict weapons.
    Wide Receiver shut down within a year after 450 weapons went missing in a botched law enforcement operation. Fast and Furious purposefully ran at least 2,020 weapons to the Sinaloa cartel without any intention of arresting the straw purchasers and smugglers. Other operations in other states — CBS News’ Attkisson cites allegations of “at least 10 cities in five states” — allow the possibility that (if the other operations were as prolific as Fast and Furious) Holder’s Department of Justice may have intentionally sent more than 12,000 guns into criminal hands in the U.S and Mexico, enough to arm three U.S. Army brigades.
    Law enforcement operations sometimes go horribly wrong, and every indication is that Operation Wide Receiver executed by the ATF during the Bush administration while Alberto Gonzales was the attorney general was a “keystone cops” operation of the first magnitude. It was a horrible failure.
    But Fast and Furious was no accident....
     
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    Oh, well, if that's true that means Holder didn't have a clue of the Fast and Furious threat to the nation and the Obama administration didn't have the sense to stop it after 3 years in office.

    Brian Terry was murdered under the Obama administration watch.

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    It is clear he didn't learn from Bush's mistake. He expanded on it. He kinda makes a habit of doing that.

    Holder is walking back any claims that Bush knew about this.....

    In a second major retraction over its version of the the gun-walking scandal, the Justice Department has retracted Attorney General Eric Holder's charge in a hearing last week that his Bush administration predecessor had been briefed on the affair.
    In a memo just released by Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Iowa senator reveals that Holder also didn't apologize to former Attorney General Michael Mukasey for dragging him into the Fast & Furious scandal that is headed for a major legal clash and likely contempt of Congress charge against Holder.




    http://washingtonexaminer.com/holde...m-knew-about-fast-and-furious/article/2500157
     
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    Sheila Jackson Lee is a blight on the face of the earth and an embarrassment to the state of Texas.

    No one anywhere, at any time, should give anything she says any credence.
     
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    Amen. She is a blight but the ignorant people in that district keep electing her, so what does that say about them? Career politician living off the public dole. Enough said. She actually makes me physically ill every time she steps to the podium to speak in the House..... Bleh. (insert puking icon here.)
     
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    You all beat me to it. I cannot believe anyone would vote for her.
     
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    I believe she represents Houston, land of the Katrina refugees, New Orleans welfare transplants.
     
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    Lee's District demographics:


     

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