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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fast and Furious response typifies tenure

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The recent statement by deceased U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry's parents on the terrible Fast and Furious gunrunning investigation issue says it all ("Obama claims privilege in gunrunning probe," Web, June 20). In a statement released by their attorney, the Terrys said: "Our son lost his life protecting this nation, and it is very disappointing that we are now faced with an administration that seems more concerned with protecting themselves rather than revealing the truth behind Operation Fast and Furious."

It made me choke up and cry for these parents and my country, which now has an administration that does not even seem to have an iota of concern about this brave Border Patrol agent's death. To my knowledge, the president has not even phoned the family to express his condolences.

It seems President Obama is too busy jet-setting on Air Force One around the country campaigning for re-election (a re-election that he certainly does not deserve). If the president claims he did not know anything about the Fast and Furious debacle, then he should have known about it. If he didn't, then that is just more of a reason why he should not continue to be our commander in chief.

Mr. Obama seems to believe that he has a right to claim executive privilege over this tragedy on our border. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is not the only one who should be accountable in this matter.

BARBARA A. BLOOM

Owings Mills, Md.

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