DC Trawler

Cartel Member Arrested In Brian Terry Murder

Our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters like to insist to us that the Obama years were completely scandal-free. So they’ll be skipping this story.

Fox News:

The cartel member suspected of shooting and killing Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in 2010 with a gun supplied by the U.S. government was arrested in Mexico Wednesday, senior law enforcement, Border Patrol, and congressional sources told Fox News.

The suspect, Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, was apprehended by a joint U.S.-Mexico law enforcement task force…

The agent’s death exposed Operation Fast and Furious… in which the federal government allowed criminals to buy guns in Phoenix-area shops with the intention of tracking them once they made their way into Mexico. But the agency lost track of more than 1,400 of the 2,000 guns they allowed smugglers to buy. Two of those guns were found at the scene of Terry’s killing.

Well, these things happen. You can’t make an omelette without killing some law-enforcement officers with guns you sold to Mexican drug lords.

Sleep tight, Eric Holder. You got away with it.