Univision has done some outstanding investigative reporting on Operation Fast and Furious, the ill conceived and disastrously executed gun smuggling operation that was designed to identify the kingpins of a Mexican firearms trafficking network but resulted in the transfer of approximately 2,000 high powered weapons into the hands of dangerous thugs connected with the drug cartels. A recently issued report from the Justice Department's inspector general criticizes the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Arizona, and senior DOJ officials for their roles in this botched investiˇgation. The report cites "a series of misguided strategies, tactics, errors in judgment, and management failures that permeated ATF Headquarters and the Phoenix Field Division, as well as the U.S. Attorney's Office."

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