Too many people playing “fast and furious” with the details on this case. It is ironic that this program began under another name before Mr. Obama was elected. It is additionally ironic the “marked guns” were purchased at gun shops in the USA that didn’t require background checks so the Justice Dept. could ‘track’ them into Mexico. The batteries showing their locations didn’t last very long or were removed. Then Mr. Obama was elected, and Mr. Holder allowed himself to be convinced the people in charge of “fast and furious” were in the middle of an ongoing investigation. The fact the leads on that investigation had lost control of the guns and their whereabouts didn’t come to light until the death of an ATF agent.One of the biggest ironies in our relationship with Mexico is that the gun US gun sellers are supplying to Mexican cartels are being bought with money US citizens spend on cocaine and marijuana and other drugs smuggled into the USA.Captialsim at work. We sell them guns, they sell us drugs, and gov’ts stand by helplessly while citizens get caught in the crossfire and go to work in corporate prisons.“Cage of Freedom/That’s Our Prison/ We’re the jailer and prisoner combined.”Instead of blaming ANYONE for this situation, would it not be better to pass laws that make this cycle of self destruction less prevalent?Respectfully,C.