Exclusive from FOX News on Fast and Furious...
Dozens of senior-level U.S. government officials turned a blind eye to public safety as they pursued an ill-conceived and poorly managed investigation into gun trafficking in Mexico, according to a long-awaited inspector general's report on Operation Fast and Furious.
Portions of the Justice Department IG report, which has not been made public, were obtained exclusively by Fox News Channel.
The report and accompanying accounts cite a failure in leadership and a lack of accountability and oversight up and down the chain of command at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Justice Department itself and other offices. It says many senior executives knew the U.S. was helping traffic guns to Mexico that killed people but did nothing to stop it.
"We found no evidence in Operation Fast and Furious that the ATF or the (U.S. attorney's office) attempted at any point during the investigation to balance the risks to the public safety against the long-term benefits of identifying trafficking networks and participants," the draft report says.
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/11/exclusive-long-awaited-furious-report-spreads-blame-across-agencies/?cmpid=prn_aol&icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl16%7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D204013#ixzz26D3XaYZL
What does it mean? Probably that those in charge, and most culpable, will have an opportunity to "punish" their underlings and sweep the whole sordid affair under the rug, protecting those at the highest levels.
I say once again, an operation of this magnitude could not possibly have happened without the knowledge and approval of those at the very top.
I wonder how the timing of the release of these findings will impact the campaign strategy of the current administration?
Ahhhh well. Welcome to Amerika.