As is often the case when considering the actions of those in government, I find myself a little confused. I'm not sure what it means that President Obama has invoked "Executive Privileged" in support of Eric Holder's stonewalling on the "Fast And Furious" ATF debacle. If the WSJ piece I linked the other day can be believed, then in this case it's a signal that Eric Holder (or maybe even Obama) really does have something to hide. In which case there is all the more reason to begin immediate prosecutions all around.
The thing I'm confused about though, is that apart from an outright refusal to allow Congress to have the evidence to hang them with, I don't know what team Obama's refusal actually means. If it's a blatantly political act, then by all means, let's break out the lawyers and handcuffs and begin the trial. But if they have some other justification however transparent or threadbare, I'd very much like to hear it. I can't even imagine what excuse they can contrive.
I could be dead wrong about this, but from where I sit, this looks like yet another delaying tactic. But at this point I think the truth will out on this case eventually. There doesn't seem to be any avoiding it now. And since the stakes have just been bumped up so high, I hope Darryl Issa and his committee are going to go for broke.
From my desk, it looks very much like hundreds of innocent people have been killed (at least one of whom was an American Border Patrol agent) because Barak Obama and Eric holder wanted an excuse to bring back the useless "Assault Weapons Ban". They so despised the fact that Americans have the right to defend themselves, that they were willing to see thousands die to complete just a part of their goal. And if that turns out to be the case, they deserve to go to jail for their reckless disregard for human life.
If I'm making an error here guys please correct me. But this is how it looks to me.