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Letters: Fast and Furious fallout

June 24, 2012

Re "Holder draws House panel's rebuke," and "Fast and Furious showdown," Editorial, June 21

I find it interesting that in these articles about the Fast and Furious operation, you neglect to mention that the "gun walking scandal" began under the Bush administration, when it was called Operation Wide Receiver. Suspected gun traffickers were able to buy guns with federal officials' knowledge.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) has once again shown what an ideologue he is. But I guess that's OK if you're a Republican.

Scott W. Kirby


The Times' editorial notes that Fast and Furious is no Watergate. The Times is correct. Fast and Furious is much worse than Watergate.

As bad as Watergate was, no one was killed as a result. The body count in the wake of Fast and Furious is, according to Issa, about 200.

Christopher Allen

Palm Springs

Though I, a Democrat, have questions about Fast and Furious, finding U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. in contempt is overkill. At this point neither the White House nor Issa wants to yield.

Programs like Fast and Furious always backfire. Enough with stupidity.

Damiana Chavez

Los Angeles


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