This was not a "botched operation." Guns walked into Mexico without any way of tracking them and the Mexican government was not informed. The only way these guns could be found was once the damage was done.
Maybe Holder and Obama consider all of the Mexicans that died "bumps in the road." The goal was as stated. Infringe on our right to bear arms.
BTW...let's not forget. ICE officer Jamie Zapata also died as a result of this operation. For all we know the man who was murdered on the lake down in Texas was killed with one of these guns.