Sunday, July 1, 2012 3:56:42 PM
A much better example of how the Attorney General has a LOT of power:
Janet Reno, under Bill Clinton, ordered the ATF (them again!) to attack the Branch Davidian. Nevermind that they had NO REASON to do so! Nevermind that David knew the ATF was there, had driven alone to town several times (easy to arrest!) NO! They had to over-run the compound.
When things "went south" Reno stood up and said: It's all my fault! NOT Clinton, me! But it was too late, minutes before in Washington Clinton had already told a press conference "The buck stops here, I`m the one to blame".
Sunday, July 1, 2012 3:05:36 PM
@markust: The concept of "fighting crime" has spanned MANY administations, right? But an Attorney General is appointed by the President. Each one has different views on the "how and why" of it. For example: Holder refuses to charge certian people, and you KNOW he has the White House's blessing or he`d be fired asap!
So when you compare an operation that was started, executed and completed (ended) with a DIFFERENT one, different AG, Prez, Plan different EVERYTHING and claim it`s one big ongoing project? Bananas to you!
THEN you claim that because the MSM is boycotting the story it must be "no big deal"??? Riiiight.
And YES! Bush and Reagan were often blamed by the MSM for things done by underlings! Didn`t I just "remind you" of "Iran-Contra"? So again you are w-r-o-n-g-o!
Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:22:26 PM
"it didn't span two administrations."
I said the concept spanned two administrations. The concept. You have a real hard time with telling the truth don`t you? If one of the 450 guns used in the original plan under Bush ended up being used to kill a border agent do you think Foxnews.com would have had the story front and center every day for six+ months? The chant would have been guns don`t kill people criminals do. This is a political witch hunt and no amount of spin will convince the other news networks otherwise.
I have watched Fox News spin this story backwards and forwards on foxnews.com for six months. A news organization is not supposed to create news.