I admit I was a little off on the whole “Bizzaro Superman is running Obama’s foreign policy” thing.
And when I expanded it here, I still didn’t understand the depth of his influence.
Now I’m starting to get it.
Bizarro is in command. He has achieved full implementation of the Bizarro Code.
How else do you explain the federal government allowing guns to cross the border at the same time they are defending it with bean bag guns?
First, the smuggling:
In an effort to catch Mexican drug lords, the federal agency responsible for regulating the gun industry and cracking down on gun crime allowed thousands of weapons to pass into Mexico and fall into the hands of criminals, according to a report by CBS News and other outlets this week.
A senior agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—better known as the ATF—told CBS and the Center for Public Integrity that ATF supervisors instructed agents to not intercept weapons made in suspicious sales, but to monitor them to see where the weapons ended up. CBS reported that a number of unnamed agents have made similar allegations.
Second, the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who faced bullets armed with a bean bag gun:
The controversy over the agency’s “bean bag” policy began in the days following the Dec. 14 killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry and has escalated recently as more information is uncovered in the investigation of the fatal shooting.
“When the suspected aliens did not drop their weapons, two Border Patrol agents deployed ‘less than lethal’ beanbags at the suspected aliens,” according to a FBI search warrant request filed in the U.S. District Court in Tuscon on Dec. 29. “At this time, at least one of the suspected aliens fired at the Border Patbrol agents. Two Border Patrol agents returned fire, one with his long gun and one with his pistol. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was shot with one bullet and died shortly after.”
The warrant appears to support claims made by Terry’s brother, Kent, and former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo that Terry’s team — part of the U.S. Border Patrol Tactical Unit, also known as BORTAC — was “under standing orders to always use bean-bag rounds first before using live ammunition.” Tancredo wrote about the issue in a Dec. 18 op-ed article.
When facing guns that the ATF may have allowed into Mexico, our guys are forced to use bean bags. One hand is allowing the bad guys to arm themselves while the other hand is hamstringing the good guys.
Only an administration run by Bizarro would tolerate such inexcusable nonsense.