Pat Oliphant by Pat Oliphant

Pat Oliphant

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  1. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 4 years ago

    So, there’s some evidence that Holder came up with this Operation? What’s that? No evidence? OK, carry on.

  2. indieme

    indieme GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    It was Bush started the program, he just called it something different. Besides not all plans go according to plan. That’s why they are called “plans”. Just look at Bush’s plan. He destroyed America. Oh, sorry, that WAS the plan.

  3. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Sometimes it’s just f***ing embarrassing to be an American.

  4. marylc

    marylc GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    The Bush administration started this program, and the Obama administration ended it. I don’t mind sharp criticism of any political move, but I do object to spreading misinformation.

  5. the GhostPony

    the GhostPony GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Uh, Mr. Oliphant – you ARE aware that this program began in 2006 (and that ISSA voted FOR it). Right?!?

    Google is your friend. Use it.

  6. sw10mm

    sw10mm said, over 4 years ago


    ‘Hope and change’ and ‘fundamentally transform’

    what a wonderful plan this guy has.

  7. the GhostPony

    the GhostPony GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    It was known as HR-6028, the Merida Initiative and Project Gunrunner. The Republicans simply changed the name of the program before they left the White House.

  8. the GhostPony

    the GhostPony GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago


    You may want to educate yourself on the subject being discussed. Just a suggestion.

  9. mhmercer

    mhmercer GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Uh, wrong president. Try Bush the younger.

  10. Ava DeLara

    Ava DeLara GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Except, Mr. Oliphant, the idea for Fast and Furious came from the Bush Admin. .. and yes, there is a “paper trail” to prove it.

  11. Samskara

    Samskara said, over 4 years ago

    Editorial cartoonists, except the most doctrinaire, should have a better grasp and presentation of the facts. The original program was developed during the Bush administration. The letter denying the existence of the program followed by the correction were an obvious error of course, but the DOJ has cooperated with the House Committee regarding all requested data about the program itself. At this point however, the Committee is asking for all e-mails and transcripts of voice mail relating to the Committee itself. This would be valid if there were evidence of a cover-up, but so far there is none — the DOJ appears to have been completely candid. Transcripts of this type would normally contain water cooler humor, discussions between Dilbert and Wally, which can be essential to maintaining sanity under pressure but are subject to misinterpretation .

    Arguably there is no Constitutional basis for Executive Privilege but since it has been asserted by both parties, the claim should be respected unless there is clear evidence that the Executive branch has not been fully forthcoming in other respects. To do otherwise is to inhibit candor in the Executive branch with an inevitable adverse effect on policy discussions.,

  12. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 4 years ago

    “Good thing we have free speech so guys like you can waste time here giving useless advice.”

    Ah yes, evidence of the closed like-a-steel-trap mind. Good show sw10mm…

  13. John Harvey

    John Harvey GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Fast and Furious was started by Bush, not Obama. Obama did not stop it soon enough.

  14. SABRSteve

    SABRSteve said, over 4 years ago

    Actually it was a completely different program called Wide Receiver that had controls and tracked the weapons. F&F began under the Obama Administration, and had no controls and lost track of the weapons and eventually lead to 200 Mexicans dying and an agent killed. But it’s so much easier to blame Bush when your President of choice is really responsible.

  15. runar

    runar said, over 4 years ago


    It was called Operation Wide Receiver, and it started in 2006. After Obama took office in 2009, the DOJ reviewed Wide Receiver and found that guns had been allowed into the hands of suspected gun traffickers. Indictments began in 2010, over three years after Wide Receiver concluded. As of October 4, 2011, nine people had been charged with making false statements in acquisition of firearms and illicit transfer, shipment or delivery of firearms.

    You never hear about that on Fux News.

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