It appears as though the administrators in the Department of Justice (DoJ) are a bit worried over the investigation into the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) smuggling guns into Mexico:
Officials at the Department of Justice are in “panic mode,” according to multiple sources, as word spreads that congressional testimony next week will paint a bleak and humiliating picture of Operation Fast and Furious, the botched undercover operation that left a trail of blood from Mexico to Washington, D.C.
I can understand why they’re in “panic mode.” The DoJ is a government organization that has been caught doing something illegal and trying to blame somebody else. Whenever government agencies get caught in such a situation they can look forward to a very stern talking to by our “representatives” and possible a threat involving not specific punishment if the department gets caught again.
Although I think the hearings will be interesting I doubt much will come of it. The government doesn’t exactly have a history of punishing departments that get caught doing illegal things. Honestly it appears as through the government’s job is to create a situation, blame somebody else for the situation, and then swoop in and claim they are the only means of fixing the situation. Considering this point it’s likely the DoJ will get a public talking to about how they shouldn’t have done this and an accommodation for a job well done behind the curtain. Yes I’m cynical but I think I have good reasons for being so.