Here's what you need to know to understand "Fast and Furious:"
1. The single most important thing to Darrell Issa is Darrell Issa. His career, his photo ops, his headlines, all of which are designed to benefit Darrell Issa.
2. The second thing you need to know about “Fast and Furious, is that in Arizona, any 18 year old kid with no felony record can walk into any gun store and buy any guns in any quantities, including assault rifles, and take them to an intermediary (of which there are many, many) who will “walk” them across the border for resale. Easy peasy. After all, 70% of all weapons used in Mexican drug crimes came from the U.S. Exporting guns is big business here.
So if Darrell Issa is actually interested in “oversighting” anything other than how Darrell Issa can garner more grandstanding headlines, he might have Wayne LaPierre, head of the NRA, brought before his oversight committee and put him under oath and ask Wayne why the NRA is so supportive of “gun walking.”
And invite the FTA and the drug enforcement boys in for a little chat to find out who set up this program and just where and when it went all went south.
Of course, that sort of “oversight” wouldn’t get Darrell Issa his headlines which, as we know, is what is most important to Darrell Issa.