President Barack Obama said Thursday that officials at the “highest levels” of the Iranian government must be held accountable for a brazen and bizarre plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States on American soil, insisting leaders of the world will believe the U.S. case without dispute once they absorb the details.
So a plot apparently orchestrated by an IRG officer and Maxwell Smart-grade wannabe that cost exactly zero lives spurs President Obama to state that “officials at the ‘highest levels’ of the Iranian government must be held accountable.” That sounds entirely fair, as the Iranian government is ultimately responsible for the acts of its agents.
This week, the “people who have screwed up will be held accountable.”
What… not the “highest levels?”
It is not with a little bit of bitter humor that I notice how fast he runs away from that same sort of accountability when another plot, carried out by or with the knowledge of dozens of high-ranking officials in a half-dozen or more federal agencies in four Cabinet-level departments in his Administration, that has killed two federal agents and more than 200 Mexican civilians, is the plot in question.
Operation Fast and Furious is an act of international terrorism carried out by the Obama Administration, that Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales states has resulted in the deaths of 200+ citizens of her nation.
Why can’t President Obama be held to his own standards of accountability?