Obama has the combination of self-esteem and lack of real skills that make this scenario so believable. He is unaware of so much, but always assumes he is the smartest guy in the room, it appears. Holder would go along and hope it worked, I suspect. The prize is too delicious, and would vindicate their statements and Caleron's that violence in Mexico is a US gun law problem.
The fatal conceit for schemes like this is people who think no problem cannot be dealt with with the right combination of smart people and laws and planning and promotion. In their own minds they cannot "jump a bridge too far".
And they rarely get hurt when they do. Someone else does the bleeding.
Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world — and never will.
— Mark Twain