Shouldn't We All Be Furious About This? Where Is The Press?
Over at Powerline, John Hinderaker gives some details of a congressional meeting with Kenneth Melson, the acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. This is a meeting without the DOJ lawyers present, so the director could speak his mind to Congress.
Part of the information released:
The evidence we have gathered raises the disturbing possibility that the Justice Department not only allowed criminals to smuggle weapons but that taxpayer dollars from other agencies may have financed those engaging in such activities. While this is preliminary information, we must find out if there is any truth to it. According to Acting Director Melson, he became aware of this startling possibility only after the murder of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and the indictments of the straw purchasers, which we now know were substantially delayed by the u.s. Attorney’s Office and Main Justice.
Excuse me, but if this is true, then this administration is guilty of something pretty big. It paid for guns that were used to kill an agent.
If Iran-Contra was so bad, why is this not as bad?