Why sack the Secret Service but not the FBI, CBI or ATF?

Submitted by admin on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 11:57

By now I am sure you have seen plastered all over the news the story about the Secret Service agents that were caught with prostitutes in a hotel in Columbia. This happened just a week ago and already 3 agents have lost their jobs as a result with annoucements that even more punishments are due after a full investigation. They haven't even finished interviewing people and already heads are rolling...

But then why hasn't the same swiftness to action happened regarding Fast & Furious? I am not claiming that prostitution is ok but I think as far as scandles go that fact that people DIED because the ATF, FBI and CBI ran thousands of guns into the hands of criminals across international borders is worthy of a little more attention.

  • As of October 2011, guns found at about 170 crime scenes in Mexico were linked to Fast and Furious  via LA Times VS Prostition is legal in Columbia via Wikipedia
  • Brian Terry was shot and killed by guns from the secret DoJ program over one YEAR ago and no one has been fired VS 3 Secret Service agents losing their jobs just one WEEK after the hotel incident
  • Regarding the Secret Service Scandle Obama said, "If it turns out that some of the allegations that have been made in the press are confirmed, then, of course, I'll be angry," VS  Regarding the illegal gun running that resulted in people's death over a YEAR ago... “It’s very upsetting to me to think that somebody showed such bad judgment that they would allow something like that to happen,” Obama told ABC. “And we will find out who and what happened in this situation and make sure it gets corrected.” via Politico. And yet nothing has been corrected.
  • The Secret Service Agents paid to have women in their hotel with their own cash.... while a Senior Executive at the GSA used taxpayer money to fly his wife out to his hotel rooms on numerous business trips so they could "pawty like iz yo birfday!” via Washington Post and The Atlantic

I find it offensive and hypocritical that the Whitehouse and the Media have reacted so vocally and swiftly on this issue while pretending the Fast & Furious just isn't important enough for their attention. But I guess I should expect no less from my Government.

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