Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ocky Mountain Way) has called on Attorney General Holder to resign over Fast & Furious (don’t hold your breath, Joe).

Walsh sure seems to have a bead on what Fast & Furious was designed to accomplish:

Walsh added that Holder needs to explain to the American people what role he had in Operation Fast and Furious. “The American people deserve to know the truth regarding Attorney General Eric Holder’s knowledge and role in the Fast and Furious operation,” Walsh said. “This program was deliberately designed to attack law-abiding American gun owners and gun dealers. Why else would an anti-gun administration force licensed firearms dealers to sell guns to violent criminals?”

That would appear to be the intent of the “program.”

Meanwhile, Republicans grilled J-Nap:

Republicans were outraged that Napolitano had not talked to Holder about the operation, saying that she should have done so when she learned that two of the weapons sold under Fast and Furious were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry last year.

“For you to have two dead agents and to have never had a conversation with Eric Holder about Fast and Furious and about this is totally unacceptable,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

Oh come on, give Swifty a break — she was probably busy instructing TSA agents how to spot and report threats to national security.

In other F & F news, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform led by Darrell Issa requested to speak with White House National Security Staffer Kevin O’Reilly. The White House responded that O’Reilly was “on assignment for the State Department in Iraq.” Pajamas Media takes it from there. It sounds like somebody isn’t very anxious for Issa’s committee to speak with Mr. O’Reilly.

Comments

25 Responses to “Rep. Joe Walsh Has ‘Fast & Furious’ Pegged”

  1. Marshall_Will on October 27th, 2011 7:11 pm

    "Through a tip, PJ Media learned that Kevin O’Reilly was unexpectedly named director of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau for Iraq (INL-Iraq). Long-time INL-Iraq employee Virginia Ramadan had been expected to get the position — many were quite surprised when she did not."

    Due to the rampant out of control DRUG use in Iraq. Got it. Cute Bammie. Now put the f@#ker on GD phone!

  2. Joe Redfield on October 27th, 2011 7:16 pm

    When the threat of Congressional subpoenas becomes imminent, El Presidente will have to appoint Holder as Ambassador to Mars.

  3. Marshall_Will on October 27th, 2011 7:39 pm

    Joe,

    Uh I… believe that's Special Inter-Galactic Emissary but I'll check w/ Buzz Lightyear for you.

    Eric Hoooolder, Space Raaaaaanger calling Star Command..? Come IN Star Command..!

  4. Truesoldier on October 27th, 2011 8:00 pm

    "Kevin O’Reilly was unexpectedly named director of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Bureau for Iraq (INL-Iraq)."

    And let me guess when Obama pulls all the troops out of Iraq Kevin O'Reilly won't be coming with them….

  5. Truesoldier on October 27th, 2011 8:01 pm

    “For you to have two dead agents and to have never had a conversation with Eric Holder about Fast and Furious and about this is totally unacceptable,” said Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)."

    Another description of what it is comes to mind…..unbelievable.

  6. SignPainterGuy on October 27th, 2011 8:03 pm

    Ms Ramadan was probably doing a proper job, so she HAD to be replaced, or at least prevented from attaining the top position. Iraq IS an islamic country afterall. Besides, if you`re stopping drug trafficking, how can you skim profits off the top ?

    It just occurred to me that Issa and Grassley should be sworn in and badged as Federal Marshalls. That should give them certain extra-jurisdictional authorities not enjoyed by other investigators and LEOs. I`m really tired of reading this steady flow of reports of this admin. skirting the laws with perceived / apparent impunity ! UNACCEPTABLE is right !

  7. Marshall_Will on October 27th, 2011 8:11 pm

    Yahtzee!

    C.O..? Stepped on a landmine and got himself all blown to hell.

    ( My thoughts exactly ) Remember though, he's got to look like a hero!

  8. Marshall_Will on October 27th, 2011 8:39 pm

    SPG,

    In following Doug's link I was …. oh… kay? I know a LOT of people named "Ramadan". In fact Mrs. Will buys that stuff by the CASE!

    Sorry but this is Tampering w/ Evidence and Obstructing Social Justice. Truesoldier could tell ya' better than I but no one gets sent to Iraq as a "Safe house".

    You know, this might be the first guy Obama said "Would be on his OWN" where that turned out to be true? And let that be a lesson to the rest of you!

  9. SignPainterGuy on October 27th, 2011 9:09 pm

    As long as Holder and Nappy Janitalia have been in their positions they`ve well established records of willful malfeasance ! Sadly, it`s all too "believable" !

  10. Pasadena Phil on October 27th, 2011 10:10 pm

    Further evidence that terrorism is NOT the biggest threat to Americans. It has been surpassed by our own government determined to revoke all of our constitutional rights. But scaring us with terrorism enables them to put in place and practice using all of the surveillance and enforcement tools they will need when at the end they declare American citizens to be the terrorists.

  11. Doug on October 27th, 2011 10:59 pm

    Like that guy at the end of "Stripes," he'll eventually be assigned to a weather station at the Arctic Circle for the foreseeable future.

  12. Doug on October 27th, 2011 11:49 pm

    News like this must have them in a panic:
    http://www.gallup.com/poll/150341/Record-Low-Favo

  13. Patti on October 27th, 2011 11:58 pm

    Clinton: State Dept. unaware of "Fast & Furious"

    Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7386203n#i

    Everything has been shredded…….long ago. ;)

  14. Pasadena Phil on October 28th, 2011 12:14 am

    Shows again that once Americans are presented with facts explained in proper context, they make the right decision. Safety statistics prove time and again that gun owners are more responsible than the population at large. People like you and me don't suddenly become psycho killers when we get behind the wheel of our automobiles so why would guns be any different?"

    America has never been safer and less violent than it is today. Same is true about the world at large. Hard to believe but it's true. That is what is so bizarre about this government-sponsored escalation of fear-mongering. We are all more afraid of what we see in the media and hear from our government than what we experience in our lives. The government knows that too. They also know that the Tea Party spirit is widespread and efforts to demonize us backfired. And so they double down on the fear-mongering.

    I'm not a violent person but there are things I am willing to die for if pushed too far. Extremism in the defense of liberty is not a vice and we don't have to go overseas to fight communists these days, they control our government.

    If we don't take advantage of our constitutional rights while we still have them, we may all end up in front of a firing squad (Blindfold? Sure. But no smoking! Okay?).

  15. Marshall_Will on October 28th, 2011 1:23 am

    Where he'll accidentally become cryogenically frozen in a 55 gal. drum marked "Do Not Open until 2065"

    Now that Bin LadAlawaki has been killed, Kev now occupies THE hottest hotseat in humanity. Julian Assange has fallen off the radar. I'd have one of those "To My Dearest Wife, if anything should happen to me, bring this package to Doug Powers at…" type letters in a safe deposit box in The First Bank of Duluth.

  16. Marshall_Will on October 28th, 2011 1:26 am

    Patti…!

    Shred,shred,SHRED those unwanted DOJ pounds away! In fact -everyone- should run out and buy that little black dress. But guess what, those tell tale pounds will keep coming back to haunt and haunt some more!

    And we're not talking about those after the holidays extra few either.

  17. Btjohnson on October 28th, 2011 1:40 am

    Here is the truth. Holder was quoted in early 2009 in Cuernavica Mexico at a gun trafficking conference in which h said that we were ramping up Project Gunrunner. He knew!

    The truth is that the reason fast and furious seems so stupid was because it had regulatory purpose, not an enforcement purpose. The first purpose was to create data for the reporting of multiple sales f rifles ith detachable magazines in border States. On December 17, 2010, the ATF posted for comment the new and the form explanation stated that data trace data (fast and furious) showed US guns were showing up at crime scenes in Mexico.the only dat the regulation creators needed was crime scene data…just like we see in fast and furious.

    Fast and furious was nothing more than a data gathering expedition. That's why the ATF political appointee was "gleeful" whenever he received reports about fast and furious guns showing up at Mexican crime scenes (at least 200 times).

    This makes the regulatory data gatherers complicity as accessories before the fact in all the crimes these guns were used.

    Finally, I speculate that Steven Croley was brought in by the administration in July 2010 to spearhead the regulatory development…and that ties the program to the White House.

  18. btjohnson on October 28th, 2011 1:57 am

    Sorry for all the typos above. Finally, the way to catch the perpetrators is to follow the regulatory road. Don't you know some non political regulatory bureaucrats are sweating. It Won't take a lot of pressure on the bureaucrats to get them to give up the political types that directed them and provided guidance in the process.

  19. SignPainterGuy on October 28th, 2011 4:00 am

    Very interesting post ! I really do hope and pray that someone will follow thru as you suggest !

  20. Marshall_Will on October 28th, 2011 10:54 am

    BT,

    Can you say BOMBSHELL! What you're sharing is several of the missing pieces of the puzzle. For months I've been imploring fellow posters, "Where was the 'upside' in all of this?"

    The "with detachable magazines" is crucial. Now I understand. This needed to be about more than a handful of rusty Dan Wesson .38's sold out of the trunk of a car. They needed a "distribution channel" a veritable PIPELINE that suggested major firepower.

    I suspect holder ( we refuse to cap that here? ) has seen "Lord Of War" w/ Nicolaus Cage ONE too many times. Please, PLEASE keep that info coming. I'm also curious to learn how much Andrew Traver knew about all of this.

    To think that a bunch of field agents in PHX dreamt this up on their own and will take the fall won't pass the smell test O'Blamer!

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