Link. Univision's Jorge Ramos scores another coup in the Gunwalker scandal.
Ramos: "The Mexican Government complains that they were never informed of the Fast and Furious operation, did you authorize this operation and was President Calderon properly informed about it?"
Obama: "Well first of all I did not authorize it. Uh, Eric Holder the Attorney General did not authorize it. He's been very clear that our policy is to catch gun runners and put 'em into jail. Uh. So what he's done is he's assigned uh, a, an IG, an Inspector General, to investigate what exactly happened here."
Ramos: "Who authorized it?"
Obama: "Well, we don't have all the facts that's why uh, the, uh, IG is in business, to collect the facts.
Ramos: "You were not even informed about it?"
Obama: "Absolutely not. This is a pretty big government, uh, the United States government. I've got a lot of moving parts. Uh. But, uh, I want to be very clear, and, uh, I spoke to President Calderone when he came to visit just a few weeks ago our policy is to ramp up the interdiction of guns flowing south because that's contributing to some of the security problems that are taking place in Mexico. And what we're doing is trying to build the kind of cooperation between Mexico and the United States that we haven't seen before, uh, that ensures that, uh, we have a comprehensive approach. Uh, I've said to President Calderone and I've said publicly, we’ve got obligations. It’s not just Mexico's problem it’s also our problem. We’ve got to reduce demand for drugs which is why even though we’ve got obviously significant deficits we’re allocating 10 billion dollars in our budget to try to, uh, reduce demand through prevention programs and education programs. We have to make sure were enforcing, uh, the kinds of, uh, measures that will stop the flow of guns and cash down South that is helping to fuel these trans-national drug cartels. So, we initiated excellent cooperation. Uh, there may be a situation here in which a serious mistake was made and if that’s the case then we’ll find out and well hold somebody accountable.
Ramos: Mexico was not informed then?
Obama: Well, if I wasn’t informed I assure you that Mexico wasn’t either.
If I might make a point here.
Hey Breuer, Melson, Hoover, Chait and Newell. I don't know if you noticed but you've all just been burned, discarded, thrown under the bus by your boss of bosses. "The Secretary has disavowed all knowledge of your actions."
Or, to quote the Reverend in Blazing Saddles: "Son, you're on your own."
Pretty high pucker factor, huh? I betcha "Gunwalker Bill" Newell alone could make Hope diamonds out of lumps of bituminous coal with his anal sphincter right now.
Any of you recovering your own sense of self-preservation enough to want to get in touch with Senator Grassley, drop me an email. I'll be happy to make the introduction.
ATF Scandalmonger, First Class and the alleged leader of a merry band of Three Percenters.