It’s a miracle that we got three Pinocchios out of them, frankly. Anyway, here are three things missing from the WaPo critique:
- Operation Wide Receiver attempted to track the guns that had been allowed to be sold to suspected gun-runners; Operation Fast & Furious did not.
- Operation Wide Receiver was done in cooperation with the Mexican government; Operation Fast & Furious did not*.
- Several hundred Mexicans (minimum) also died because of Operation Fast & Furious.
These are all significant details – and the lack of mention of Mexican casualties is particularly egregious, given that Obama’s original lie was made in a Latino forum hosted by a Spanish-language television network. Poor form, Washington Post: poor form. C-, and do better next time.
*The source for those two differences? Eric Holder.
— Ryan Williams (@RyanGOP) September 22, 2012