Obama is trying to say Bush started what became “Fast & Furious,” but he didn’t. His “similar” program had a very different goal than Obama’s, ended TWO YEARS BEFORE Obama’s started when it was found to be not working.
Obama started his to defame gun dealers in America and got a lot of people KILLED. There’s little similarity between Bush’s program and Obama’s. There might be a similarity ONLY in Obama’s mind. Bush’s program sold guns to cartels to find out where they were so they could be arrested, and included a GPS unit in each gun. When it was found that the cartels were finding and removing these GPS units, the program was cancelled. When Obama started his, it was to “prove” his fantasy that most of their guns came from the U. S. and included NO GPS units. Bush’s program got nobody killed, and Obama’s got 200 Mexicans killed, and two federal agents. Obama ordered his people NOT to attempt to “follow the guns” while Bush’s was TO follow the guns to their destination so they could arrest the cartel members. Additionally, Bush’s operation had the full knowledge and cooperation of the Mexican government—Obama’s did not. (On The Record