One thing bothers me about this "investigation" into Operation Fast and Furious. Issa and the Republicans have made it a referendum on Holder for political gain. They never speak of reining in the out of control BATFE. This operation was hatched by the professional bureaucrats in the Phoenix office of the BATFE who sold it up the food chain of the Justice Dep't and to the political appointees at the BATFE.
Those professional bureaucrats of the BATFE give the organization its continuity and its deserved reputation as a bunch of jackbooted thugs. Until they are reined in this kind of horror story will continue to happen. The Republicans in congress lack the intestinal fortitude to reform the BATFE.