Issa: 'Fast and Furious' was not just a rogue operation 

"Fast and Furious" is the name of the incredible program within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms that purposely allowed thousands of sophisticated weapons from the U.S. to fall into the hands of members of Mexican drug cartels.

A few more hearings by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, however, and that phrase could describe the velocity with which the last shreds of the Obama administration's credibility on a variety of law enforcement and immigration issues goes down the tubes.

"This was not a program that made mistakes, this program was a mistake," is how committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-CA, describes Fast and Furious. Issa has spent the last several months digging into the program's origins and consequences, and his conclusions are beginning to point to an amazing lack of competence at the highest levels of the federal government, specifically not excluding Attorney General Eric Holder nor the president who appointed him to that position.

To put it bluntly, the paper trail created by the program renders ridiculous Holder's claims not to have authorized Fast and Furious. He might not have "authorized" it, but evidence turned by the Issa committee makes it clear that he and a bunch of other senior Obama administration knew about it.

Issa explains why that is the case, and much more about Fast and Furious in this interview with Fox News' Martha McCollum:

 

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