President Obama, in a first for his Administration, is finally invoking executive privilege, over the “Fast and

Furious” gun-running scandal.

 

English: The Merida Initiative, a U.S. Counter...

English: The Merida Initiative, a U.S. Counter-Narcotics Assistance to Mexico. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What’s this got to do with race-relations, you ask? Well it goes directly to maintaining (depending on whose side you believe), the “war on drugs” and arming the various Mexican drug cartels (and perhaps indirectly putting more guns and ammo on the black market as well).

 

For those not familiar with the scandal, “Fast and Furious” was the name (whether official or not) for a gun-running scheme taking place between several government agencies.

 

Supposedly, the idea behind the scheme was to investigate drug-running between US border agencies and Mexican drug cartels. Of course, the operation somehow ended up supplying the same drug cartels with extra guns.

 

Eric Holder, our current Attorney General, has been identified through multiple investigations and reports as the one who oversaw the operations. Holder, of course, has said, in essence, that a few mistakes were made, but that’s all.

 

Of course there was never any intention to actually end up supplying the drug cartels with more ammo and guns; it just kinda worked out that way, perpetuating the “war on drugs” they were supposedly trying to actually stop.

 

At any rate (which isn’t too high lately), President Obama has cited his right to Executive Privilege in the matter, giving him the legal right to stay out of the matter completely and without comment and lots of paperwork that could be

evidence in any investigations.

 

Ironicly, then-candidate Obama, in a 2007 interview criticized President Bush’s Administration for invoking that same executive privilege “every time there’s something a little shaky that’s taking place.” Candidate Obama also urged the Bush Administration at that time to “come clean” as well.

 

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