Jay Evensen: 'Fast and Furious' project backfires, must never happen again

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  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Sept. 25, 2012 7:50 a.m.

    Republicans, when asked about the Iran Contra scandal said `I don't remember.''

  • WHAT NOW? Saint George, UT
    Sept. 24, 2012 10:01 p.m.

    America had the Iran-Contra republican scandal.

    Information about the Iran-Contra republican scandal stopped mysteriously just short of reagan.

    reagan invoked executive privilege.

    reagan lied about the Iran-Contra republican scandal.

    republican corruption, lies and cover-ups in the highest office in the land.

    republican crooks get admired, protected and promoted.

    reagan was in charge of an organization that secretly facilitated the sale of arms to IRAN.

    reagan was either complicit or clueless.

    14 admistration officials were indicted.

    11 were convicted.

    All convictions were either vacated or pardoned by the next republican President.

    All repubs were equally outraged by Iran-Contra as they were outraged by Fast and Furious?

  • Nate Pleasant Grove, UT
    Sept. 24, 2012 2:24 p.m.

    @Happy Valley Heretic

    Holder is in charge of an organization that deliberately walked guns to known criminals, who used them to kill a border agent and a couple of hundred Mexican citizens. He's either clueless or complicit. Which is it?

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Sept. 24, 2012 11:51 a.m.

    Guns don't kill people, people kill people the motto of the conservative NRA member. But if we're trying to pin something on a democrat, then it's the guns
    that do the killing.

    Why isn't Holder a hero Like Ollie North?

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 24, 2012 9:45 a.m.

    Fire Holder

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Sept. 24, 2012 9:09 a.m.

    @ Screwdriver. Why didn’t the conservatives (Jan Brewer) in Arizona stop fast and furious? Because it was and is a federal mess, a federal cover-up and federal corruption! Besides, as you know, Obama issued another executive order to cover it up. I am certain if this had happened under a Republican administration, you would be leading the opposition to get to the bottom of this scandal! The difference is conservative crooks have to leave office in disgrace; liberal crooks get protected, admired and even promoted!

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Sept. 24, 2012 8:32 a.m.

    Right. Being Attourney General makes you in charge of everything in the entire US. He goes to every meeting and is obviously the planner of every operation. I know all this because Limbot told me so.

    Now if Limbot is so connected and so smart, why didn't he blow the whistle on this before it happened? Why didn't the conservatives in Arizona stop it? We've been controlled by conservatives for 30 years here. You have nothing. The entire thing is rediculous.

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Sept. 24, 2012 7:50 a.m.

    Obama lied about fast and furious and then issued an executive order to cover it up! He blamed in on GWB (surprise, surprise) but it has been proven since that it was indeed started and accomplished entirely on his watch! Corruption, lies and cover-ups in the highest office of the land!

  • Nate Pleasant Grove, UT
    Sept. 24, 2012 6:18 a.m.

    The Dept. of Justice has investigated itself and found that -- surprise! -- the Attorney General was oblivious.

    This conclusion is implausible. As Jim Geraghty wrote last week: "Time and again, information and warnings about the operation's enormous risks flow from Arizona to Washington … and suddenly, mysteriously, stop just short of Holder."


    "Repeatedly, everyone under Holder seems to do everything possible to make sure he isn't informed about an operation that, in the words of the IG report, failed 'to adequately consider the risk to public safety in the United States and Mexico'. In fact, information about the program went all the way to Holder's office – but somehow, the memos, emails and other communications never reached the man himself. It's as if he wasn't there."

    Documents exist which may shed light on the matter, but Obama has invoked executive privilege over them. It's time for an independent investigation.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    Sept. 24, 2012 3:16 a.m.

    You know what else backfired? Iraq and Afganistan. Yet conservatives want to keep bringing up this small operation as if Obama had a direct hand in it's operation.

    You know how that got started? Rush Limbot had nothing else to talk about that day. He couldn't find any real dirt on Obama so he makes it up.

    I'm from Arizona. I guarantee they didn't care what Obama thought as they continued the operation. This is the reddest of red states and you want to blame it's operations on Obama?