Babeu isn’t only outraged about the program, but also about how the Obama Administration has handled the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. Terry was killed with a gun linked to Operation Fast and Furious.
“He’s a hero [Terry]. He was a police officer and a marine. He was murdered and what does our government tell his brother and his mother and his family? Even a sorry and an apology wouldn’t take away the responsibility or minimize the pain but they haven’t even apologized to their family. This is outrageous that our country could be a party to this.”
Up to this point, the Obama Administration officials have denied involvement in the program. President Obama denies authorizing it, Attorney General Eric Holder and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano deny knowing about it until April 2011, despite evidence suggesting otherwise. Why? Because they don’t want to be held responsible for the lethal consequences of the program.
“It is insanity that they could try and rationalize this and still withhold and try to cover up information that implicates them. What I learned just as a regular police officer is that any body who is involved in assisting other people in crimes, that drive the get away car or give guns to people who know they’re going to commit crimes, and even if they didn’t know they would end up killing somebody, guess what we call those people? Accomplices, and they’re charged as well with the same crimes as the people who pulled the trigger.”
In the end, someone must be held responsible for these crimes within the United States government, not only for the crimes committed in America with guns deliberately placed into the hands of violent criminals through Operation Fast and Furious, but also to serve justice for the crimes committed in Mexico as a result of this program.
“These are the most violent criminals in North America and we facilitated and gave weapons, weapons that my deputies don’t even have, to these cartels,” he said. “It’s more than insane, it is horrific to think that our own government did this.”
|Katie Pavlich is the News Editor at Townhall.com. Follow her on Twitter @katiepavlich. She is also the author of Fast and Furious: Barack Obama's Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up.
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