Heroic, benevolent Dear Leader.
Readers may recall this post from the other day "That did it. The bag is out of the Gunwalker cat. 'Mexicogate.'"
The Obama administration faces a tough choice: either orchestrate a cover-up, as the ATF appears to be doing, or open up the case and accept the consequences.
The gunwalking case tests the integrity of the Obama government. It also further weakens support for a failing drug war strategy. The administration is currently seeking millions more dollars in security aid to Mexico under the Merida Initiative.
The best path forward is to fully investigate the operation and punish those responsible -- no matter how high up the blame goes.
Well, Laura Carlsen's Foreign Policy in Focus piece just got put up on the Huffington Post and the HuffPo Libs can't believe the Gunwalker Scandal.
Craftycrow comments: "Thank you for this report! I never would've known about this. How ridiculous. If you're going to break international law and ethics, at least wipe out a lot of bad cartel people in the process. What they did didn't even help."
Rudyinbama writes: "Shell shock. I've read it three times and it still seems unbelievably insane."
The more they find out, the less they're going to like it. It just doesn't fit with benevolent picture they have of "Dear Leader."