Habits are hard to break and the liar-in-chief just cant get out of blaming George Bush for everything.
Jake Tapper of ABC News reported that during the Univision forum yesterday, Obama falsely claimed
that Operation Fast and Furious began under “W.”
“I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration,”
said President Obama, after the Univision hosts asked him why Attorney
General Eric Holder hasn’t been sacked for his role in the scandal.
“When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned
an inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued,
confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this, that he
took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were held
Jake Tapper points points out
In actuality, the Fast and Furious program was started in October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency.
Previous programs involving ATF agents allowing guns to “walk” across
the border so as to trace them were run during the Bush presidency, but
not this particular “field-initiated program.”
The president has told this lie before. He is referring to a program under the Bush Administration called Operation Wide
Receiver, a program similar to Fast and Furious without the part about
allowing the drug cartel to get weapons.
Fast and Furious should be a much bigger issue than it has been. It not only reflects a law and order failure for the Administration, but a foreign policy (Mexico) disaster and a cover-up by the DOJ. Of course this potentially damaging story has been kept under wraps by most of the mainstream media.