I think I blew it with this one. The tactic referred to by Carney in his press conference yesterday and referenced in my video below is gun-walking, not gun-running. I mistakenly conflated the two of them. Gun-Walking to be clear is the weapons we allowed into Mexico that were never traced – the 2k weapons that turned up into the hands of the Cartel, one of which was used in Brian Terry’s death.
In the video below they are referring to gun-running which did start under the Bush admin. Now both you and I know that the announcement in March 2009 was likely the beginning of Fast and Furious under the guise of Project GunRunner. But the video below doesn’t prove that and thus I have deleted it.
The only question that remains in my mind, and it’s a big one, is how in the world can Jay Carney and the White House say gun-walking started under the Bush administration without supplying proof that it did? No, we all know it didn’t start under the Bush administration or else they’d release the documents and vindicate themselves.
In any event, I’ll try harder to not conflate these two in the future.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney maintained several times yesterday that gun-running was not generated out of Washington DC and when A.G. Eric Holder found out about the tactic of gun-running, he stopped it. But this is simply not true. Deputy Attorney General David Ogden at a news conference in March of 2009 clearly associates A.G. Holder and the Obama administration with the tactic of gun-running:
For those of you who will contest this clip is out of context, go watch the entire 30 min news conference at C-SPAN.