Bob Owens

The saddest truth in politics is that people get the leaders they deserve

Really, Politico?

Written By: Bob - Dec• 28•11

This article says a lot about Tim Mak, Politico, and Eric Holder, none of it good:

The number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty rose to 173 this year, from 153 in 2010, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund announced Wednesday. This year’s figure is 23 percent higher than 122 killed in the line of duty in 2009.

“Each of these deaths is a tragic reminder of the threats that law enforcement officers face each day,” Holder in a statement. “I want to assure the family members and loved ones who have mourned the loss of these heroes that we are responding to this year’s increased violence with renewed vigilance and will do everything within our power — and use every tool at our disposal — to keep our police officers safe.”

For much of the past year, one fatality in particular has weighed heavily on Holder’s mind, that of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, whose December 2010 murder sparked interest and public investigations into the Justice Department’s botched Fast and Furious gun-walking program.

Mak and Politico skim over the fact that Operation Fast and Furious and other Obama Administration acts (such as the other gun-walking operations and the State Department’s Direct Commercial Sales program) have supplied thousands of guns to the most violent criminals in the western hemisphere.

The 300-plus Mexican nations that have died as a result of Operation Fast and Furious don’t seem to matter at all to Attorney General Holder, who only seems to care that Brian Terry’s inconvenient death at the hands of an FBI-informant led rip crew has become a political and criminal liability.


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  1. Larry says:

    The only thing “botched” about F&F was the fact that it got out.

  2. dad29 says:

    Also of interest, the article mentions that police-deaths were ‘consistently’ over 200/year in the 1990’s.