DHS Secretary: “Mistakes were made” on Fast and Furious

posted at 8:55 pm on January 30, 2012 by Tina Korbe

From his perch at the National Press Club, where Janet Napolitano was speaking earlier today, The Washington Examiner’s Charlie Spiering brought readers a disgruntling, callous quote from the Department of Homeland Security secretary. A reporter asked her how the United States has or will work with Mexico to suppress Mexican drug cartels. Napolitano responded with this:

“Obviously I think if the question is referring to things like Fast and Furious, I think everyone has acknowledged that mistakes, serious mistakes, were made there,” Napolitano replied, “The key question [is] to make sure that those mistakes, from my standpoint, are never again repeated.”

Mistakes? To suggest that Fast and Furious was not a program that was intentionally designed to funnel firearms to straw purchasers is disingenuous and to use the mild word “mistake” to color over a program that led to the death of a U.S. border patrol agent and more than 200 Mexicans is irresponsible. While it’s encouraging that Napolitano wants to ensure that administration officials never design such a foolish and lethal program again, her language seems too calculated to also create the impression that administration officials have no possible culpability here. In her mind, it was all just a series of “mistakes” from which to learn and move forward — but, again, even if the operation was intended to lead to a different ending — to the prosecution of the biggest fish within Mexican drug cartels — the sale of the weapons to straw purchasers in the first place was not a mistake. It was that tactic that was and is and will continue to be controversial — and Napolitano’s comments should reflect that the tactic should never have been used in the first place.

While the congressional investigation into Fast and Furious is far from over and while those of us who are strongly suspicious of DOJ higher-ups have to fight not to ascribe to them the worst of ulterior motives until those motives are established by the evidence, administration officials should at the very least express a stronger sense of the inexcusable facts of Fast and Furious.


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That’s like saying it was a “mistake” to vote in these clowns.

John the Libertarian on January 30, 2012 at 8:56 PM

These people never do anything wrong, except for innocent “mistakes.”

predator on January 30, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Oooh, that old passive voice. “Mistakes were made by whom?

Wethal on January 30, 2012 at 8:56 PM

“Ya think?”

– Brian Terry, R.I.P.

platypus on January 30, 2012 at 8:57 PM

“Obviously I think if the question is referring to things like Fast and Furious, I think everyone has acknowledged that mistakes, serious mistakes, were made there,” Napolitano replied, “The key question [is] to make sure that those mistakes, from my standpoint, are never again repeatedREPORTED.”

Fixed it for ya big sis!

FLconservative on January 30, 2012 at 8:58 PM

So, what would have been the correct way to gun-run? To avoid mistakes, I mean.

hoosiermama on January 30, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Someone pulled the string on her back and she spit out the wrong phrase. It was supposed to be, “The system worked.”.

Left Coast Right Mind on January 30, 2012 at 8:59 PM

Mistake?

Yeah, they got caught.

Speakup on January 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Pleading incompetence does not absolve you of murder

batterup on January 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Mistakes.

This entire administration is a mistake from top to bottom.

Bishop on January 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

wooops! Sorry, Brian, didn’t mean to sell that hombre an Ak that he used to cap you with. Wooops! Sorry, Jose, ditto on what we told brian. Wooops! Sorry bout that Javier! That bullet was fired from a gun that, once traced, will help us curb further gun sales up north en los Estados Unidos…now thanks for takin’ one for the team, tell su hermanos to vote un Democratico Partio, mmkay amigo! Woooops, there goes another one, dadgum it, these friggin’ AK’s are flyin’ off the shelves up there in AZ, so ya’ll down there in ol’ Mech–hee–Ko just hang in there a big, we’ll get these lil’ mistakes all cleared up here in just a few months after ya’lls corpses help us wrestle some of these guns outta the hands of these bitter clingers up here…..just ya’ll remember, ‘pullo the lever-o for el Democratico once you head el norto’

//sarc//

ted c on January 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Mexicans will be OK , just give their proletariat another amnesty,
and some mucho dinero in their Swiss bank accounts to the bourgeois.
Problem solved !!

burrata on January 30, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Holder lied, people died.

Joe Mama on January 30, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Mistakes? The entire thing was a clusterf#^k from start through the coverup.

bw222 on January 30, 2012 at 9:01 PM

The Sisdom worked.

SparkPlug on January 30, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Murders were committed on Fast and Furious…

daddysgirl on January 30, 2012 at 9:02 PM

If they hadn’t made mistakes we wouldn’t have known about it until the gun bans were enacted.

Flange on January 30, 2012 at 9:02 PM

“Obviously I think if the question is referring to things like Fast and Furious, I think everyone has acknowledged that mistakes, serious mistakes, were made there,” Napolitano replied, “The key question [is] to make sure that those mistakes, from my standpoint, are never again repeated.”

And part of making sure those mistakes never happen again are firing the people involved and put thoses who should be in jail for it in jail.

Sultanofsham on January 30, 2012 at 9:02 PM

The Sisdom worked.

SparkPlug on January 30, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Its like a fiefdom.

SparkPlug on January 30, 2012 at 9:03 PM

Great article Tina, this the kind of FIRE! us HotGassers want from you! No more niceties. This b!tch and her thug boyfriend got a federal agent killed and have put every American within 50 miles of the southern border at risk. A callous she-beast from hell is more like it.

abobo on January 30, 2012 at 9:03 PM

No, really, mistakes. Like maybe the one the American people made in 2008. Well come November we will correct our mistake. You guys found a way to correct yours? Didn’t think so.

Bmore on January 30, 2012 at 9:03 PM

“I’m sorry you were offended…”

Not

“I’m sorry.”

UnderstandingisPower on January 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM

She would have said the same thing if it were “W” /s

Dingbat63 on January 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM

now Watergate….well, that was some high stakes crime y’know….all of them fellers that got thwacke…….er, wait?!

ted c on January 30, 2012 at 9:04 PM

Obama’s is the most unaccountable administration ever.

GaltBlvnAtty on January 30, 2012 at 9:05 PM

“Mistakes were made”–

H. Himmler.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on January 30, 2012 at 9:06 PM

the truth is coming out and it is creating pain like an IV drip with a bag of Drano in the veins of these people.

ready another bag…..

ted c on January 30, 2012 at 9:06 PM

“We made serious mistakes in our attempt to frame the American people for gun crimes in an effort to rescind their second amendment rights. We are working diligently to ensure that your rights will only be stolen in a highly professional manner.”

Bishop on January 30, 2012 at 9:06 PM

“Obviously I think if the question is referring to things like Fast and Furious, I think everyone has acknowledged that mistakes, serious mistakes, were made there,” Napolitano replied, “The key question [is] to make sure that those mistakes, from my standpoint, are never again repeated.”

The man gets the Captain Obvious Award with that pile of crap statement. Agent Terry was unavailable for comment because you suck at your job, sir.

AllahsNippleHair on January 30, 2012 at 9:08 PM

One key thing to make sure that never happens again is that Eric Holder should not be allowed to lie to Congress anymore. An appropriate way to deal with that is to charge him with contempt, perjury and place him in jail. That’d be a great way to correct that mistake.

ted c on January 30, 2012 at 9:10 PM

“Mistakes were made”

I’m wondering if Janet’s dad said the same thing after he chewed off his arm to avoid waking up his mom after that all night bender.
Keep hunting those tea party types, husky!

AllahsNippleHair on January 30, 2012 at 9:15 PM

This regrettable mistake might have been avoided if only there were some way of knowing that drug cartel thugs would use firearms to kill people. But who could possibly have foreseen that outcome?

DamnCat on January 30, 2012 at 9:16 PM

To suggest that Fast and Furious was not a program that was intentionally designed to funnel firearms to straw purchasers is disingenuous and to use the mild word “mistake” to color over a program that led to the death of a U.S. border patrol agent and more than 200 Mexicans is irresponsible.

you’re right tina. That’s a strong sentence and you obviously worked hard on that one. Strong work.

ted c on January 30, 2012 at 9:16 PM

BTW has Abu Megatonn commented on Holder’s and Nappy’s malice towards the American people, since he was such a stauch supporter during their confirmations ?

burrata on January 30, 2012 at 9:16 PM

to use the mild word “mistake” to color over a program that led to the death of a U.S. border patrol agent and more than 200 Mexicans is irresponsible.

Tina, let’s not forget about ICE agent Jaime Zapata, who was ambushed and also murdered with a weapon believed to be connected to Fast and Furious.

Flora Duh on January 30, 2012 at 9:18 PM

JAIL

TX-96 on January 30, 2012 at 9:19 PM

“The key question [is] to make sure that those mistakes, from my standpoint, are never again repeated.”

Yeah, let’s make sure we never put another Democrat in elected office again.

squint on January 30, 2012 at 9:19 PM

“Obviously I think if the question is referring to things like Fast and Furious, I think everyone has acknowledged that mistakes, serious mistakes, were made there,” Napolitano replied, “The key question [is] to make sure that those mistakes, from my standpoint, are never again repeated.”

Hmmm that sounds awfully familiar:

Obama on “gunwalking”: Serious mistake may have been made
March 23, 2011
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20046151-10391695.html?tag=cbsnewsMainColumnArea
Last night, a reporter from Univision asked President Obama about the subject of a CBS News investigation: allegations that ATF allowed traffickers to send weapons to Mexican drug cartels in an operation called “Fast and Furious.” Insiders call the strategy letting guns “walk.”

“There may be a situation here which a serious mistake was made and if that’s the case then we’ll find out and well hold somebody accountable,” he added.

When do we get to the other part of that?

The hold somebody accountable part?

Chip on January 30, 2012 at 9:22 PM

No. We want criminals in the Obama admin. prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law as if they were Republicans. Thank you.

HopeHeFails on January 30, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Over 200 people are dead and that’s all she can say?

If I called her the names I want to use, I be banned.

Wethal on January 30, 2012 at 9:22 PM

No Sh*t Sherlock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on January 30, 2012 at 9:24 PM

are never again repeated

Huh?

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 30, 2012 at 9:25 PM

T minus 280 days and counting……..

dmann on January 30, 2012 at 9:25 PM

JAIL

TX-96 on January 30, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Not until Obama is out of office and back on a golf course in Chicago or Hawaii. Otherwise he’ll be handing out pardons like candy as his last official act as the Destroyer in Chief.

Flora Duh on January 30, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Holder knew the same day
Holder knew the same damn day

then he lied to Congress about it
then he friggin’ lied to Congress about it

that is dishonest, and dishonesty is not a mistake, its a character flaw.

ted c on January 30, 2012 at 9:27 PM

“Mistakes were made…”

Tell that to the Grand Jury when you’re deposed, Janet.

Good luck with that.

You are inherently responsible for those ‘mistakes,’ now it’s time to own up to it, and pay the price for each and every one of those killed because of your ineptness.

Time to pay the piper, Janet. And, I hope to my God, that you will.

It seems that NO ONE EVER, is held accountable. Either in government, or those who subsidize it (re: MF Global-the latest.)

I think most Americans, regardless of the D or R after the culprits are getting pretty fed up.

Your time, and that of your colleagues in this, Janet, are coming to a head.

Now, it’s time for the American citizen to have their say. And, we will.

jersey taxpayer on January 30, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Not until Obama is out of office …
Flora Duh on January 30, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Exactly that.

jersey taxpayer on January 30, 2012 at 9:31 PM

“Your Honor, mistakes were made when my gun shot those three people at the Mall.
“Don’t keep beating yourself up over this, Son, we all make mistakes.”

This guy Napolitano has got alot of noive!

Horace on January 30, 2012 at 9:32 PM

O/T,
=====

Oops,

Gingrich sued by ex-Survivor band member for use

of ‘Eye of the Tiger’
**************************

– Chicago Sun-Times Story
1 min ago from http://www.suntimes.com
http://www.breakingnews.com/

canopfor on January 30, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Yeah, the mistake was you all got caught.

CurtZHP on January 30, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Federal Court Upholds Obama/Holder Gun Registration Scheme; Congressional Action Needed

http://www.nraila.org/legislation/federal-legislation/2012/federal-court-upholds-obamaholder-gun-registration-scheme-congressional-action-needed.aspx

Moments before this alert was to go out, a federal district court in Washington, D.C. issued a ruling upholding an Obama administration policy that requires federally licensed firearms retailers in states bordering Mexico to report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles. The case was brought by two NRA-backed firearms retailers and by the National Shooting Sports Foundation acting on behalf of its affected members. Plaintiffs plan to appeal immediately—but in the meantime, your help is urgently needed in seeking congressional action to end this illegal policy.

Devised by Attorney General Eric Holder’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the plan requires all of the 8,700 firearm dealers in California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas to report all sales of two or more semi-automatic rifles within five consecutive business days, if the rifles are larger than .22 caliber and use detachable magazines. (The plaintiffs in the case pointed out that this was about 20 times more dealers than had been subject to any similar “demand letter” before, but in today’s decision the court nonetheless found the new requirement “limited in scope.”)

According to CBS, “Emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called Demand Letter 3. That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or ‘long guns.’”

Colbyjack on January 30, 2012 at 9:35 PM

That’s like saying it was a “mistake” to vote in these clowns.

John the Libertarian on January 30, 2012 at 8:56 PM

It seems to me to be a death wish.

Gladtobehere on January 30, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I have no idea, but I do know that you guys come up with really cool names for your fake scandals.

crr6 on July 10, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Del Dolemonte on January 30, 2012 at 9:36 PM

mistakes, serious mistakes, were made there

No, blank, Sherlock. So what? Does that admission count for instant exoneration?

stukinIL4now on January 30, 2012 at 9:38 PM

This was how the Clintonistas described their illegal campaign contributions from the Chinese. Roughly translated into honest English (a language Democrats never speak): “Ok, you caught us red-handed committing crimes, but we control the prosecutors and we’re not going to prosecute.”

The Democratic party is a criminal enterprise.

philwynk on January 30, 2012 at 9:39 PM

“Emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called Demand Letter 3. That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or ‘long guns.’”

Colbyjack on January 30, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Is this surprising to you?

jersey taxpayer on January 30, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Does that admission count for instant exoneration?

stukinIL4now on January 30, 2012 at 9:38 PM

In the minds of Democrats, they’re the Good Guys(TM) so no exoneration is needed. Ever.

What they think is that if they admit to mistakes, the public will stop pressuring them to prosecute the crimes that everybody knows were committed.

philwynk on January 30, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Neutral language won’t cut it.

Mistakes don’t make themselves.

Jailtime for somebody.

STAT!

profitsbeard on January 30, 2012 at 9:42 PM

good thing is that prisons are full of guys that just made a few mistakes, tootsie….

y’all will be right at home

ted c on January 30, 2012 at 9:44 PM

th

at is dishonest, and dishonesty is not a mistake, its a character flaw.

ted c on January 30, 2012 at 9:27 PM

In this case, it’s a crime.

philwynk on January 30, 2012 at 9:44 PM

When do we get to the other part of that?

The hold somebody accountable part?

Chip on January 30, 2012 at 9:22 PM

We can do that right now .
Bush
Cheney
Halliburton
:D
easy peasy !!

burrata on January 30, 2012 at 9:45 PM

I have no idea, but I do know that you guys come up with really cool names for your fake scandals.

crr6 on July 10, 2011 at 1:24 PM

Fake? Scandals?

Do I have this right, crr6? You consider the murder of U.S. Border Agents and Mexican citizens fake scandals?

Do I have that right?

jersey taxpayer on January 30, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Napolitano: “Obviously I think if the question is referring to things like Fast and Furious, I think everyone has acknowledged that mistakes, serious mistakes, were made there,” Napolitano replied, “The key question [is] to make sure that those mistakes, from my standpoint, are never again repeated.”

So, Ms. (or Mr.) Napolitano (trying to be PC here), it was just “mistakes.” So, their intent was good, their methods and results were just “mistakes”. Kind of like the War on Poverty and all the other entitlement crap you libs have crammed down the throat of America. It’s all about good intentions and when the execution of those intentions utterly fail, well, now we need to make sure it doesn’t happen again.

Sell crazy to someone else, we’re all stocked up here.

TXUS on January 30, 2012 at 9:47 PM

this really wasn’t that serious, right? it’s not as if a few attorneys general were fired or something…now that’s a crime!!!/

ted c on January 30, 2012 at 9:47 PM

The mistakes made were criminal not under any committee.
They were CRIMINAL…..no resignation….PROSECUTION!!!!!

lilium479 on January 30, 2012 at 9:49 PM

While the congressional investigation into Fast and Furious is far from over

I think this is one of those “shovel ready” things Obama keeps talking about…the administration will make sure it goes away (Jimmy Hoffa will have some fresh facts to absorb…his reading material has to be getting stale by now, kind of like liberal talking points).

teejk on January 30, 2012 at 9:52 PM

Del Dolemonte on January 30, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Jesus, every time you do that I go: “Oh God, it’s back!!!”

BigWyo on January 30, 2012 at 10:00 PM

jersey taxpayer took the bait…

its okay bud.

ted c on January 30, 2012 at 10:02 PM

Is anyone going to let jersey taxpayer in on it?

Flora Duh on January 30, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Who is that guy with the bad hair in the photo at the top of this post?

Obama only had one criterium when he chose his department heads:

Being a cretin.

Sherman1864 on January 30, 2012 at 10:11 PM

FIRE the AG?

You guys just remember that Governor Palin fired that guy who did nothing but zap his son with a taser and a few other erratic acts. It became a major issue in the campaign!

What do you want the POTUS to do, fire someone like that ice queen did? Just for handing deadly, military style weapons to Hispanic criminals, keeping illegals in the country…..hey, is he TRYING to kill us?

Could you imagine the news reports if BUSH was arming white criminal militia?

IlikedAUH2O on January 30, 2012 at 10:12 PM

How many more deaths does it take before somebody will pay for these mistakes?

savage24 on January 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM

Pleading incompetence does not absolve you of murder

batterup on January 30, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Well, its been working well for Holder so far. His testimony this Thurs will likely be more of the same, “I don’t read my memos, I don’t listen to my aids when they call me w/ reports on the death of a border patrol agent, I really don’t know anything so don’t blame me.”

climbnjump on January 30, 2012 at 10:34 PM

How many Mexicans have to die before this administration considers it more than a “mistake”?

thirtyandseven on January 30, 2012 at 10:41 PM

I don’t understand how this is not HUGE news. Obviously, the MFM will try to cover it up, but it should be hammered every time every republican candidate gets in front of a mic. It’s an atrocity.

thirtyandseven on January 30, 2012 at 10:42 PM

. . . . . serious mistakes, were made there,” Napolitano replied, “The key question [is] to make sure that those mistakes, from my standpoint, are never again repeated.”

Hey Janet, that is a point-of-statement, and NOT A QUESTION.

The way to begin preventing future episodes like this, is to FIND OUT WHO ALL IS INVOLVED IN THE LAST EPISODE, AND FIRE EVERY ONE OF THEM. Period.

Then after that, a criminal investigation should begin, warrants served, subpoenas issued, etc.

listens2glenn on January 30, 2012 at 10:44 PM

When you juxtapose this story with the outrageous things we little people get charged with every day, it really brings into stark relief just how different our two justice systems really are. The ordeal the EPA put that couple through over some fill dirt, the man who is being charged for killing a grizzly bear that was menacing his children on his property, the Marine and the nurse being charged for merely carrying their own guns in NYC, and on the list goes. Day after day, our own government systematically picks thousands of us out of the herd and singles them out for personal destruction.

This has to end. The real criminals are the ones in charge of prosecution, and they cover for each other above all else. The corruption of people like Spitzer, Napolitano, and Holder is the tip of the iceberg. It is happening all across the country. Jim Webb (D, VA) is an idiot, but I would love to see someone take up his pet cause of reforming the criminal code.

Nom de Boom on January 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM

The fat old man with a cane and an internet blog got more e-mails.

Chicago Connection.
They wear the same pair of shorts.

http://www.sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com/

enjoy

APACHEWHOKNOWS on January 30, 2012 at 11:05 PM

JugEars and his whole crew=
THE MISFITS OF MISTAKES!

KOOLAID2 on January 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM

An instant grasp of the obvious. It is not only embarrassing buy tragic that these people are such liars and incompetents.

lukjuj on January 30, 2012 at 11:10 PM

“The key question [is] to make sure that those mistakes, from my standpoint, are never again repeated.”

Translation:

Next time, we’ll cover our tracks better.

BobMbx on January 30, 2012 at 11:17 PM

referring to things like Fast and Furious, I think everyone has acknowledged that mistakes, serious mistakes, were made there,” Napolitano replied

People died as a direct result of those “mistakes”. In light of the refusal of the DOJ to truthfully & promptly answer to the Congress, what is the Obama admin doing to assure the American people similar “mistakes” will not be repeated? I want to know who will be fired and who will go to jail?

TN Mom on January 30, 2012 at 11:42 PM

Jersey
check date on crr post.
Sorry guys, as a newbie I hate to see ppl flop in the wind.

angrymike on January 30, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Throwing all the people involved into jail would go a long way to preventing something like that from ever happening again. Letting everybody walk away to go collect their pension will make certain that it will happen again and soon. These people think they are above the law and they have a point because their whole party is completely corrupt.They are simply declining to prosecute them selves. their offices are positions of public trust and now they have proved that they can not be trusted with their most basic duty, to enforce the laws of the land unless they are after a republican.

dunce on January 31, 2012 at 12:00 AM

Jersey
check date on crr post.
Sorry guys, as a newbie I hate to see ppl flop in the wind.
angrymike on January 30, 2012 at 11:55 PM

Mr. Newbie,
crr6′s post gets reposted in every F&F thread.
Prior to being banned, she (like the Administration continues to do today) spent all her time declaring F&F to be just another right wing made up scandal, racistly trying bring down His Perfected Munificence.

eeyore on January 31, 2012 at 12:23 AM

eeyore on January 31, 2012 at 12:23 AM

Did she get banned? I thought she just found a life and moved on.

arnold ziffel on January 31, 2012 at 12:27 AM

Am I the only one whose low-patience light is blinking? Come November, we gotta clean House…

affenhauer on January 31, 2012 at 1:31 AM

My question is this:

Who’s that funny lookin’ dude on the front page?

Yikes!

hillbillyjim on January 31, 2012 at 4:47 AM

Nice to see you stepping up your game, Ms Korbe. Harder hitting analysis is much better than Noonan-like regurgitation of groupthink and ‘received wisdom’.
I hope your work-product continues in this direction.

rayra on January 31, 2012 at 5:59 AM

Compare Fast&Furious to what Border Patrol Agents Compean and Ramos did (they shot a drug smuggler in the butt as he was trying to escape, rightfully so) that landed them major sentences and actually in jail for over a year until Bush finally saw his way to almost pardon them (Bush, for insane reasons, still refused to issue them full pardons though they certainly deserved to be pardoned … and then some).

Barky and his whole junta need to be outfitted with orange jumpsuits over this idiocy – many being only temporary garb as they await execution of their final sentences.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on January 31, 2012 at 6:34 AM

“Barky and his whole junta need to be outfitted with orange jumpsuits over this idiocy – many being only temporary garb as they await execution of their final sentences.”

Bingo!

If Issa hangs tough, the muddy footprints will go all of the way into the Oval Office.

Spots the Dog on January 31, 2012 at 6:39 AM

Did she get banned? I thought she just found a life and moved on.

arnold ziffel on January 31, 2012 at 12:27 AM

She probably found a life at one of those ‘occupy’ camps.

zoyclem on January 31, 2012 at 7:13 AM

202 to 302 counts of criminal negligence resulting in death: and conspiracy of the same. 202 to 302 counts of international firearms trafficking: and conspiracy of the same. 202 to 302 counts of knowingly and willingly permitting a firearm to be sold to persons acting as an agent of another (straw purchasing): conspiracy of the same.

I make mistakes when I’m working my trade, you dolt. These aren’t mistakes. Mistakes never, ever, involve one asking themselves “What if we get caught?” Once that thought occurs, or reasonably should have occurred, it’s a freeking crime.

Trial and a public hanging for the lot of them. It’s time we take our Nation back from the outlaws in D.C.

PXCharon on January 31, 2012 at 7:30 AM

“Mistakes were made” Hmmmmm. Is she quoting Bill Clinton from the Waco fiasco?

Bevan on January 31, 2012 at 7:31 AM

administration officials should at the very least express a stronger sense of the inexcusable facts of Fast and Furious.

That’s unrealistic Ms. Korbe. If the jug-eared coward or anyone in his administration aptly acknowledges the real ramifications of Fast and Furious, the next thing is that somebody very high up, like Holder or Napolitano would need to be fired.

Living up to American values and transparancy in government is not how this administration rolls.

Happy Nomad on January 31, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Haven’t seen anybody charged with anything yet, the Regime is getting away scot free again, can’t wait to see what they are allowed to do in a 2nd term, if I am not dead I guess I’ll be in a FEMA camp.

insidiator on January 31, 2012 at 7:46 AM

But there’s an astonishing lack of curiosity about WHO made these mistakes. This has been going on for months now, and we still don’t have any answers. In a Republican administration, the Attorney General wouldn’t have lasted a week.

I hope this pot keeps boiling into November. Obama should be made to answer at least this one question…Why does Eric Holder have a job?

Tomolena1 on January 31, 2012 at 7:50 AM

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