WH embarrassed during Fast and Furious press briefing | WashingtonExaminer.com

Next, Carney was forced to back off his attempt to pin Fast and Furious on the Bush Administration. “It originated in a field office during the previous administration.  It was ended under this administration, by this Attorney General,” Carney said. ABC’s Jake Tapper quickly observed that “The operation began in fall 2009.”

Carney countered by saying that “the tactic began in the previous administration.” He was referring then to Operation Wide Receiver, in which the United States allowed guns to walk as part of an operation coordinated with the Mexican government track weapons smuggled from the United States to Mexico. Operation Fast and Furious, which allowed thousands of guns to enter Mexico, was not disclosed to the Mexican government. “At no time did we know or were we made aware that there might have been arms trafficking permitted,” Mexican Attorney General Marisela Morales told the L.A. Times.  “In no way would we have allowed it, because it is an attack on the safety of Mexicans.”

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