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  1. Gresch

    Gresch GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    My that was Fast & Furious…

  2. logicalone

    logicalone said, 4 days ago

    Dead-on toon. Excellent first coomment!

  3. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    “Fast and Furious” just continued a Bush administration policy, begun by political appointees converted to permanent status as “civil service” employees, under Obama. Many agencies have these leftovers, who were originally appointed to top positions, and thanks to the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978 (yes a Democratic President signed it, but a veto wasn’t possible), which Reagan’s people adopted with a penchant! (so did “W”)

  4. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 4 days ago

    @dtroutma

    The Bush version was terminated after a sanity check. The Obama administration revived the program.

  5. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    @dzw3030

    Sanity? Nurf (In his absence a nod to the great, but not late Dr C. :)

  6. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, 4 days ago

    @ahab: What I read indicated someone in the Bush Justice Dept killed the so called sting before it caused trouble. Part of your comment is obscured by a ? inside a square. Did you say something naughty? :-)

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    @dzw3030

    Nope, nurf,nurf is a haha,etc. No naughty connotations.

  8. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    Holder belongs in prison.

  9. Hiram Bingham

    Hiram Bingham said, 4 days ago

    @ahab

    There used to be a poster around here who would write “nurf”?


    Sounds like a rather strange person.

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    Holder drives “conservatives” insane.

  11. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 3 days ago

    @dtroutma

    “Fast and Furious” just continued a Bush administration policy…

    No it didn’t.

    Operation Wide Receiver started in 2006 and ended in 2007. Not one death was reported from this operation. Operation Fast and Furious began in November 2009 and shut down in 2010 after the death of a Border Patrol agent, an ICE officer and hundreds of Mexicans.

    Among the other differences between the two operations:

    Wide Receiver was carried out with cooperation between the US Government and the Mexican Government. Under Fast and Furious the Mexican Government was kept in the dark.

    Wide Receiver had the cooperation between AFT and legitimate gun dealers, and they signed a contract saying so. Fast and Furious had no formal cooperation between the government and gun dealers. In fact, they were intimidated into participating.

    The intent of Wide Receiver was to follow the distribution pattern of the straw purchases until they made their way up to the drug cartel kingpins, at which point the Mexican authorities were to interdict the transactions and arrest those involved, including, hopefully and hypothetically, the drug kingpins..

    This was done with the use of RFID tracking devices and aerial surveillance. They found that the RFID tracking devices didn’t work, the straw purchasers and cartels used creative ways to shake the surveillance, and the Mexican authorities were, let’s say, “poor” at interdiction. When they realized all this, they stopped the operation.

    Other than recording the firearms serial numbers, Fast and Furious used no other methods of tracking the movement of the weapons.

    That’s because Holder wasn’t so much interested in tracking the firearm’s movements as in using the publicity of the firearms eventual use in crime, murder and mayhem to rile up support for stricter gun control laws.

    I’m pretty sure you’re aware of all these differences, but being the partisan that you are, you just don’t care.

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