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    Why was ATF Gun Walking OK during the Bush years but bad during the Obama years?

    Why was ATF Gun Walking OK during the Bush years but bad during the Obama years? - Yahoo! Answers

    ATF "gun-walking" began during the Bush Administration.

    Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer became the first high-ranking official Tuesday to admit that he knew U.S. agents were letting thousands of guns sold in the U.S. fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

    But Breuer says the controversial “gun walking” tactics he learned about in April 2010 weren't part of “Operation Fast and Furious,” but rather a previous investigation during the Bush administration called “Wide Receiver.”

    Wide Receiver was an operation during the Bush administration similar to Fast and Furious under the Obama administration where illegally purchased weapons entered Mexico instead of being stop by ATF. Under Wide Receiver, which ran from 2006 to the end of 2007, the ATF recruited a gun dealer to sell some 450 assault rifles to known straw buyers and then watched as many of those guns crossed the Mexican border
     
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    Bush cancelled the plan because it was idiotic.

    Obama went ahead and did it anyway and got an American border guard killed

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    Bush admin didn't walk guns and shut the program down hence the name change. The Marxist saw this and dreamed up they're way to get gun control laws passed and this is how they did it. Very simple shit blame Bush he isn't anywhere near this libtards
     
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    It's the old "they all do it" smear.
    No, Rocksinhead. They don't all do it. Bush didnt. The adults pulled the plug on the op. Just like the adults wouldn't approve loans to Solyndra.
    Then Obama took office.
     
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    Because under Bush they worked with the Mexican Government and the guns were tracked.
    Under the new administration, they did not let Mexico know what they were doing and the guns were not tracked.
     
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    Yep, Bush sure pulled the plug...

     
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    Wrong.

    AG Holder canceled it.
     
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    Sure the Bush Admin probably hatched some variant of this "plan".. But the REP leaders pushing the investigation would have to be mental morons to NOT check the REP culpability in the matter FIRST.

    Obviously Clear Thinking, (something missing in the OP -- :D ) would assume that the investigation is after SOMETHING that happened AFTER the admin change... Not a backfire.
     

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