No, Keith Olbermann did not write the article I am linking. Some ESPN Sportswriter named LZ Granderson who doubles as a CNN political commentator wrote an opinion piece on Fast and Furious. Granderson claims that we should not look into the Fast and Furious scandal. He claims that its none of the American public’s business. That’s right, the fact that your tax dollars went to arm Mexican Cartels is none your business! The Sportswriter’s excuse is that it is a government secret and we don’t have a right to know.
We are a nosy country.
Though to be fair, it’s not entirely our fault. Between the 24/7 news cycle, social media and reality TV, we have been spoon fed other people’s private business for so long we now assume it’s a given to know everything. And if there are people who choose not to disclose, they must be hiding something. Being told that something’s “none of your business” is slowly being characterized as rude, and if such a statement is coming from the government, it seems incriminating.
Times have changed. Yet, not everything is our business. And in the political arena, there are things that should be and need to be kept quiet.
Heads should roll because of the Fast and Furious debacle. We don’t need every detail of that operation to be made public in order for that to happen.
f it were an isolated sting, maybe. But it is at least the third incarnation of a gun-running scheme stretching across two administrations, which means we could be pressing to open Pandora’s Box. We do not want to open Pandora’s Box, not about this and certainly not about a bunch of other potentially scandalous things the federal government has been involved with.
Fast and Furious? Please.
We still don’t have access to all of the messy facts surrounding the Iran-Contra scandal that erupted during the Reagan administration. All we know is that weapons were sold to Iran in exchange for hostages and that the proceeds from those sales were used to illegally fund rebels in Nicaragua who were supposedly fighting Communism.
Lt. Col. Oliver North took one for the team back then, and there’s a good chance Attorney General Eric Holder will have to take one for the team in the Fast and Furious controversy. And by team, I’m not referring to Republicans or Democrats, but rather Americans.
You see, freedom isn’t entirely free.
It also isn’t squeaky clean.
Mr. Granderson needs to stick to sports. Like Charles Johnson, he’s very ignorant about politics. He also doesn’t want to question our divine Pharaoh/Sun King/Caligula. Granderson is entertaining when it comes to sports analysis at ESPN, but Fast and Furious is a life and death operation.
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