Friday, October 07, 2011
Fast and Furious in New Mexico
The Mayor of Columbus New Mexico Eddie Espinosa, Police Chief Angelo Vega, Village Trustee Blas Gutierez, and seven other men were arrested March 10, 2011 for allegedly selling over 200 guns to a Mexican drug cartel. Now that's all well and good, I hope they get very long sentences for adding fuel to an already horrific drug war being waged on both sides of the border. If any of those guns were involved in murder those gunrunners should also face charges for those crimes.
Still I have to wonder at the hypocrisy of a Justice Department that indicts those smugglers while ignoring the fact that it's own boss, Eric Holder, is complicit in smuggling well over 1,500 guns to those same cartels. The ATF "Fast and Furious" guns actually were used to kill Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry as well as over 200 Mexicans.