IMHO, and it appears Wayne agrees, was nothing other than to ensure that more guns bought illegally in the U.S. could be tied to crimes in Mexico, thus justifying harsher gun control laws here in the U.S.
Think about it for maybe 15 seconds, and it's too transparent to miss.
I never had any doubt that this was the case all along. I can't buy that the ATF is quite stupid enough to think that such a hair-brained plan would work the way they said it was supposed to.
Smith, and Wesson, and Me. -H. Callahan
Well waddaya know, one buwwet weft! -E. Fudd
All bad precedents begin as justifiable measures. -J. Caesar