The operation marked a rare instance in which ATF agents allowed guns to "walk" into the hands of criminals, ostensibly with the goal of catching higher-ups in gun-trafficking organizations.But is this any more strange than watching drugs be sold and not acting in the name of gathering evidence, going up the ladder, and building a case?
Ah, the illusive search for "Mr. Kingpin." If only we could nab him, the whole criminal enterprise would tumble. Witness how we're all safe from terrorism after the killing of Osama bin Laden. And notice how the drug war in Mexico has been won after the death or arrests of not one but at least six drug kingpins: one, two, three, four, five, and six!
Update: This just in! Another kingpin has just been arrested! Seven is the charm.
Mr Calderon described the capture as a great blow to organised crime.... Mexico's security spokesman Alejandro Poire said the arrest had "destroyed the chain of command" of the cartel.This drives me to drink, but excuse me if I don't break out the champagne!