Retired Border Patrol Assn calls for independent counsel
The National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers has joined in the call for an Independent Counsel, over Operation Fast and Furious.
BP Agents aren't known for mincing words, and their statement lives up to that. They are "appalled and infuriated by what is coming to light about Operation Fast and Furious."
"We call it a scheme for we will not dignify it by calling it an investigation."
"The departures from acceptable investigative practices were many, but in short, ATF allowed and encouraged and in some cases apparently coerced, U.S. gun dealers, whom they license, to abet violations of federal gun control laws"
"Due to the number of agencies and the political and professional stakes involved, it is no surprise that, at best, the administration is being uncooperative in Congress' inquiries into the matter. At worst, it appears that a cover-up is underway. Normally, the Department of Justice and agency Inspectors General would look into what has gone on. However, the conflicts of interest and the high stakes make it nearly impossible to expect that any of those entities would produce and unbiased, truthful finding."
"That misdeeds, felonies, in fact, have been committed and condoned by government agents is incontrovertible. Now, we must find out who is responsible. To do otherwise would be a miscarriage of justice."