Bethesda, MD – “Is Obama afraid of the truth,” asks gun rights expert John M. Snyder asked here today.
At least a couple of recent developments lead to this kind of speculation,” Snyder continued.
“One is Obama’s refusal to consider the charge that the Justice Department report on the Fast and Furious federal gun-running scandal is a whitewash. Another is Obama’s Pentagon attempt to silence professional military criticism of his policies.
Snyder noted that the ongoing Fast and Furious scandal involves the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. ATF allowed straw purchasers of thousands of guns in the United States to move them illegally into Mexico. The guns wound up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Many reportedly were used in the commission of horrendous crimes, including the murder of American federal law enforcement personnel.
“The Justice Department released recently a report on Fast and Furious that exonerated Attorney General Eric Holder,” Snyder pointed out, “even though Holder has been held in contempt of Congress by the House of Representatives for his refusal to produce documents demanded by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform in its investigation of the scandal. Obama publicly has rejected criticism of Holder and charges that the Justice Department report is a whitewash.”
Snyder said that, “The whitewash news came as reports of Obama’s Pentagon told retired military officials to stop negative criticism of Obama. As elections examiner Jim Kouri revealed, this report came as a result of pronouncements by ‘Navy SEALs, intelligence officials, and others, such as Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund, who are highly critical’ of Obama.
“Kouri, who has trained police and security officers throughout the country, wrote that several veterans say they ‘are used by the president all of the time as stage props so that he can look like a Commander in Chief and we have no choice but to stand there and pose in the background.'”
“Obama,” said Snyder, “appears to have a problem with reality, with truth. What’s he afraid of? What’s he trying to hide? Why not let it all hang out?”
John M. Snyder
Telum Associates, LLC
About John Snyder
Named the Gun Dean by Human Events, “the senior rights activist in Washington” by Shotgun News, a “champion of the right to self-defense” by The Washington Times, and “dean of gun lobbyists” by The Washington Post and The New York Times, John M. Snyder has spent 45 years as a proponent of the individual Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms as a National Rifle Association editor, public affairs director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, treasurer of the Second Amendment Foundation, and founder of www.GunRightsPolicies.org.