All the talk about raising the debt ceiling that is consuming Washington is providing a smokescreen – temporarily – for a big scandal. Investors Business Daily considers it so big they ask “Fast and Furious; A Watergate for Obama?”
The reporter is talking about the Project Gunrunner scandal that is turning up lots of information for House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa and his Senate counterpart, Chuck Grassley. It’s the operation that saw a border agent, Brian Terry, killed with an American gun. Unlike the Iran Contra scandal, 1,000 Mexican officers and perhaps another American have died because of this plan.
Investors Business Daily finds “a two year old video shows a high justice official saying, ‘The president has directed us’ including the Attorney General to speed up Project Gunrunner.
“The tape has no 18 minute gap (like Watergate) and while it does not feature the president himself, the March 24, 2009, video my rival the tape that turned a ‘third rate burglary’ into the presidential resignation. No one died at Watergate. Agent Brian Terry lost his life in the administration’s obsessive pursuit of gun control,” they write.
The full article is at www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/Article/578184/201107131823/Fast-And-Furious-Scandal-A-Watergate-for-Obama-.htm.
While the cable news outlets and talk radio will be busy with the debt ceiling debate this week, keep an eye out for news on Fast and Furious. It may prove a lot faster and more furious than people now think.