- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 13, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The suspected killer of Brian Terry, the U.S. Border Patrol agent who died in 2010 amid a hail of Fast and Furious fire — the gun-running program brought to U.S. policy shores courtesy of Barack Obama and Eric Holder — was arrested in Mexico.

And the Drug Enforcement Administration, along with several other U.S. entities, participated in the investigation that led to his arrest.

Umm, why couldn’t Obama do this during his presidency?

This is very nearly like the time Jimmy Carter couldn’t for the life of him win the release of American hostages from Iran — yet the day Ronald Reagan took his oath of White House office, they were freed.

Terry was killed December 14, 2010, during a shoot-out between border agents and Mexico drug cartel members. Terry’s death led to revelations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation that saw guns purposely being sold to criminals so that U.S. agents might then track those weapons back to drug activity. The feds, unfortunately, lost track of upwards of 1,400 guns purchased by drug smugglers.

Two of those Fast and Furious weapons were found at the scene of Terry’s murder.

And for years, his family has awaited justice — a justice that didn’t come under Obama.

But now, just weeks after Trump took the White House, riding high on a platform of border control and national security, Terry’s alleged killer has been rooted out and arrested.

His name? Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes. He was apprehended by members of a joint U.S.-Mexico task force that included, along with the DEA, members of the U.S. Marshals and the Border Patrol Tactical Unit. Great job, U.S.

And just think. All this could have been done in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 or 2016 — all years of Obama’s terms.

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