Nov
10
2011

Eric Holder admits differences between F&F, OWR.

(Via Instapundit) For those needing background: “F&F” is Operation Fast & Furious, which is an Obama-era operation in which guns were actively allowed to cross over the border (without any attempt to track them) and illegally resold to Mexican narco-terrorists, without the permission (or even the awareness) of the Mexican government. “OWR” is Operation Wide Receiver, which was a Bush-era operation where rather less guns were allowed to cross over the border to be resold to Mexican narco-terrorists; in stark contrast, the government did atttempt to track the guns and did keep the Mexican government in the loop. Despite this, Democratic partisans have attempted to paint these two operations as identical.

This gambit has now been neatly scuppered, thanks to Senator John Cornyn’s (R, TX) getting Attorney General Holder on the record about this, once and for all.

See more here: the relevant portion of that video is where Cornyn makes Holder admit the differences mentioned above – and, more importantly, deny that he (and, by implication, the government) wanted to equate the two operations. I know that Sen. Cornyn may not be on every conservative activist’s Christmas Card list, but getting Holder on the record like this makes a lot of our lives easier: from this moment on, trying to play Bush-did-it on F&F/OWR puts the person trying that particular spin in direct opposition to sworn government testimony under oath. That’s very useful, and Cornyn should be commended for getting that right for us.

Moe Lane (crosspost)

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