Sunday, September 4, 2011
It is time to open a second front on the Gunwalker Scandal. "Nothing concentrates the mind so wonderfully as the prospect of being hung in morning."
If you don't want a second term of murderous, Constitution-subverting gunwalking, open a second front.
The next hearing of the Issa committee on Gunwalker will, I am told by insiders, likely not be until early October. We are promised one more after that before the end of the year. The format of previous hearings, although understandable, is unwieldy and too truncated for in depth truth-getting from a particular witness.
The modified limited hangout release by the White House of selected emails between "Gunwalker Bill" Newell and NSC staffer Kevin O'Reilly and then the admission that O'Reilly's boss Dan Restrepo was briefed on Fast and Furious (all the while denying that the anybody in the White House knew anything about gunwalking), demonstrates their abject fear that this scandal will, at least, destroy the chances of a second term.
Understand, the "unidentified" White House senior staffer quoted in the various stories could not opened his mouth without the personal approval of Obama. He is now getting regular updates on what might be truthfully, if uncharitably, described as his administration's cover-up of the Gunwalker Plot.
There will be no more unscripted press moments such as the one on Univision earlier this year. The attack on Issa by the New York Times, as oafish and clumsy as it was, suggests that these people are now getting advice from the Clintonistas -- and probably Hillary herself -- on how to handle a cover-up.
The selective release of the emails proves that the Obamanoids are now in full damage control mode, for as Ben Franklin quoted Samuel Johnson, "Nothing concentrates the mind so wonderfully as the prospect of being hung in morning."
That same sentiment can work for the investigation into the truth of the matter, for once some of these malefactors are put on the Congressional hot seat under oath they will more reason to come clean. Let's face it, not enough questions are being asked of too few people who were at the genesis of this scandal, and if that pace continues some of the malefactors will die of old age before they face justice.
So, it is time to open a second front, or even a third front, on the search for truth in the Gunwalker Plot. As before, since the beginning, this will have to be from the bottom up.
Here's my first suggestion. Let's get the House Foreign Affairs Committee working on the foreign policy implications of the Obama administration violating ITAR, facilitating the smuggling of weapons and committing numerous acts of war against a sovereign country and its people. There are several GOP members on this committee who are already on record about this scandal. Let's make them put their money where their mouths are.
Here's my second suggestion. Lamar Smith. From Texas, Smith is not only the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee but he sits on the House Homelands Security Committee. Both of these committees have the jurisdiction and the authority to pursue other avenues of this scandal which can complement, not conflict with, the Issa committee. We have been told off the record that the Issa committee has to focus their inquiry and not get involved in what are, to them and their brief, secondary issues.
So let's get them some help. If the GOP is sincere about getting to the bottom of this, they will use ALL their considerable resources in the House to do so.
So crank up the emails, phones and faxes again, folks.
Demand a second front in the Gunwalker Plot investigations.
You did it before, you can do it again.
Post this link far and wide.
Let's finish the criminal bastards' cover-up, once and for all.