Originally Posted by therewolf
The problem here is the public at large is going to deem it
acceptable when Holder is held out as a scapegoat.
Think about this for a minute, if any of us were involved
in a F&F type scandal, would not BATFE hold each and every one of us,
on every single count, for full prosecution?
Sure they would. And we wouldn't just be required to quit our jobs; we would spend a decade or more in federal prison. That same penalty should be handed to Holder, Breuer, Melson and a number of other officials; no one is above the law.
What remains to be seen is whether Obama knew about this or the degree to which he had a hand in it. Given Obama's anti-gun voting record and rhetoric, it is possible F&F was concocted by him or his advisors.
As for the ATF itself, it should not exist in the first place. Dissolving it and NOT turning its responsibilities over to any other department is what should happen. But it won't.