Disordered Liberty has commented extensively on the ongoing investigation by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee into the ill-advised Operation Fast and Furious, under which the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives [ATF] recklessly allowed approximately 2000 U.S. weapons to flow across the border into the hands of Mexican drug cartel members.
Weapons found near the site where U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered were among those that the ATF allowed to fall into the hands of the Mexican criminal syndicates.
Although the Committee has received more than 7,500 documents from Attorney General Holder’s Justice Department, those documents represent only about 5 percent of the documents requested by the Committee in a subpoena issued October 11, 2011. …
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