Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Obama Says He Didn't Approve "Fast and Furious"!

"I am not a crook."

This just in from John Richardson at No Lawyers -- Only Guns and Money.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Obama Says He Didn't Approve "Fast and Furious"
According to tweets from CBS Investigative Reporter Sharyl Attkisson, President Obama was asked this evening about Operation Fast and Furious and and ATF's "gunwalking". He stated he didn't approve the operation.

President Obama tonight was asked about ATF Gunwalking Scandal, subject of @CBSEveningNews investigation.

President Obama stated that he did not approve the ATF operation. Watch @CBSEveningNews @katiecouric for the latest Gunwalking developmts

I am looking for when and where Obama stated this and will post the full text when it is available.
Posted by John Richardson at 10:19 PM

"I did not have sex with that woman. Miss Lewinski." -- Bill Clinton.

Watch out for parsing here. When he would have presumably given the go-ahead in early to mid 2009, "Fast and Furious" (the name for the Phoenix part of the operation) hadn't been chosen yet.


Brock Townsend said...

Bullshit, both he and Holder are up to their teeth in this 100% and keep on lying. As has been said before, Watergate didn't undo Nixon, but the cover up did, so cover up away, boys.

WarriorClass III said...

Yeah, and he doesn't want to take your weapons under the color of law, either...

"He respects the Second Amendment!"

But what about Article I, Section 8:15&16 about providing for the Militia and repelling invasions? Eh? What about THAT part of the Constitution YOU SWORE to UPHOLD?

What about it OBAMA? Did you LIE about that TOO?

Damn right you did.


TinCan Assassin said...

The Buck Stops Here- except when it doesn't.

Anonymous said...

"Never believe anything until it is officially denied." --Unknown

Dedicated_Dad said...


Did anyone expect the man to own-up?

Face it: There are some things that are simply indisputable...

(1) NO ATF manager (or any other .gov-drone-bureaucRAT) would be as cocky as Newell et-al were ("If you don't like it you can go serve sandwiches at Pima County Jail for $30k/yr"??!!) without being 100% *SURE* their @$$ was covered ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP!

(2) NO WAY the "attache" dude
was forced into retirement without approval from the highest levels -- just isn't going to happen!

(3) NO WAY folks at TCAOTU would have approved this without the nod from main-justice.

(4) Keep climbing the org-chart. NOBODY put themselves to swing in the breeze without approval of those above THEM. NOBODY!

(5) Since this was a foreign country, there's also N-F-W this happened without approval from Dept. of State -- wherein the same "Just following orders" CYA would apply all the way up. This was NOT approved by some low-level flunky.

Nope - N-F-W - as anyone who knows anything about the way our .gov bureaucRATS work will know.

Without question, this one goes all the way to the top.

Now... That said, we must remember that there's plenty of precedent for POTUS to preserve "plausible deniability" -- to give a "blank-check" with "I don't want to know" written in the memo-line.

This is EXACTLY the sort of thing one would expect from the coward usurper currently fouling our White House with his very existence.

How could we expect any different from a _resident whose prior history mostly consisted of voting "present"??!!

Maybe it was Rahmbo "Dead-Fish" - or Valerie, or...? Obviously SOMEBODY in the West-wing approved it, but it wouldn't surprise me to find the truth turn out to be that the Coward-in-Chief pawned off the decision on those more capable.

In any case, it happened on his watch, and he's responsible -- but I'll bet he eventually blames it on Dubya, with lots of assistance from this lap-dog media sycophants.

Anonymous said...

That's believable. He is a man of inaction. I imagine he was either on vacation, golfing, or bowing in some foreign country when the time for decision came up.

Anonymous said...

Lying SOS

Anonymous said...

Let's see.
Domestic scandal... foreign war... dog tail wagging or something to that effect...

- deadman

Anonymous said...

Let's see. Domestic scandal... foreign war... dog tail wagging or something to that effect...

- deadman

Precisely! BHo lifted a page from Bill Clinton's play book. Bombing Libya is also a convenient way to look "Presidential" without having to do anything of substance.


Dick's Dad said...

"No Pa, I did not cut down that cherry tree with the axe you keep in the barn [I used uncle Elmer's]."

word verification:
extosts I'll drink to that!

Anonymous said...

Nixon was a liberal republican. The second most preferred political animal, when Marxists can't get one of their own elected.

They don't have to worry about that anymore. The president is one and so are many members of the political establishment in Washington.

They've been working on this for some time.

Anonymous said...

What other current operations has he not officially authorized?

Dakota said...

Hell I believe him ...(POTUS), when has he been around long enough to get briefed on a damn thing.

Anonymous said...

I'll quote Shakespeare from Hamlet "The Lady doth protest too much, methinks."

Have you ever seen a kid lie, even when he knows he is caught?

It looks a lot like Dumbama.