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  •  This is gonna be GOOD! (5+ / 0-)

    Let the GOP explain WHAT the White House did that was bad.  

    Even if something bad WAS done, it's too arcane.  It's not like firebombing a shrink's office, bugging the DNC, trading arms for hostages, of getting oral sex from an intern.

    All this is going to look like is a witch hunt.

    Intrade's UP today.

    •  Providing guns to criminals is not arcane. (3+ / 0-)

      Here's a description of how this played out on the ground. It's to vomit over. And the whistleblower has now been silenced.

      CBS News has been told at least 11 ATF agents and senior managers voiced fierce opposition to the strategy. "It got ugly..." said one. There was "screaming and yelling" says another. A third warned: "this is crazy, somebody is gonna to get killed."

      Sure enough, the weapons soon began surfacing at crime scenes in Mexico - dozens of them sources say - including shootouts with government officials.

      One agent argued with a superior asking, "are you prepared to go to the funeral of a federal officer killed with one of these guns?" Another said every time there was a shooting near the border, "we would all hold our breath hoping it wasn't one of 'our' guns."

      Then, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered. The serial numbers on the two assault rifles found at the scene matched two rifles ATF watched Jaime Avila buy in Phoenix nearly a year before. Officials won't answer whether the bullet that killed Terry came from one of those rifles. But the nightmare had come true: "walked" guns turned up at a federal agent's murder.

      "You feel like s***. You feel for the parents," one ATF veteran told us.

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