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September 08, 2012

Saturday Morning Open Thread

The AP reported that Mexico has arrested one of the suspected killers of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry.

Mexican federal police announced Friday that they have arrested a suspect in the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, the slaying at the center of the scandal over the botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious.

They couldn't resist this shameless bit of hackery, though:

In Operation Fast and Furious and at least three earlier probes during the administration of President George W. Bush, agents in Arizona employed a risky tactic called gun-walking ...

Guess whose names they don't mention in the entire article.

Also, conflating these various operations is complete bullshit. If you're going to call OF&F "botched", you need to be able to explain how it was supposed to work.

In one of the operations not run by Barack Obama and Eric Holder, we used GPS trackers in the guns and suspended it when the trackers didn't work. And in all of the operations not run by Barack Obama and Eric Holder, Mexican officials were working with us so we actually had an effin' plan to track the guns on the other side of the border that didn't involve recovering them from crime scenes.

(h/t JWF)


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