^^^Hardcase, Holder IMO was present at the birth of F+F, without the fine points of Wide Receiver, such as really tracing guns or taking down straw buyers. Those ideas were dropped because they weren't part of the objective. Holder might have stopped F+F as it zoomed out of control and into public view, and failed to produce the crisis his boss would fix...
The Obama regime has such a great batting average for bad ideas and failure it is impossible to write it all off to incompetence. Nobody is that consistently "successful".
Incompetence surely has a big role, mostly in being too clever by half or just blindly uninformed. It's not enough to explain what they have done and its patterns.
Loyalty to petrified opinions never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul in this world — and never will.
— Mark Twain