Clearly how can anyone align themselves with such a proven liar? I can understand party and party loyality but to defend out right lying to get a failure elected? Really, is that all that matter? President Obama Falsely Claims Fast and Furious Program Begun Under the Previous Administration Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush. I think its important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration, the president said. When Eric Holder found out about it, he discontinued it. We assigned a inspector general to do a thorough report that was just issued, confirming that in fact Eric Holder did not know about this, that he took prompt action and the people who did initiate this were held accountable. Get more pure politics at ABCNews.com/Politics and a lighter take on the news at OTUSNews.com In actuality, the Fast and Furious program was started in October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency.