The Fast and Furious story needs to be viewed in the context of the ATF Waco and Ruby Ridge incidents – an agency with the perception and long history of conducting rogue operations without proper oversight.
Frankly, this agency should have been placed on probation after Operation Showtime. Instead of issuing an executive privilege, the administration should be anxious to provide documents that would exonerate the agency. One can only conclude that the documents contain information that would be detrimental to the attorney general – a smoking gun. The executive order on immigration, the refusal to defend DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) and the birth control requirement on religious institutions exemplify a complete disregard for the role of Congress and the Constitution the administration swore to uphold. The reporting by the liberal media can only be described as abhorrent to the American legal system and its values.