Skip to comments.2008:Issa Voted to Fund Project Gunrunner & Merida Initiative - Liberals say no limitations
Posted on 06/21/2012 2:45:15 PM PDT by NoLibZone
The Merida Initiative is the, and was the, basis for the 2008 HR-6028 Bill which specifically funded "Project Gunrunner."
Darrell Issa pretends he has never heard of Project Gunrunner, yet in 2008 he specifically voted to fund Project Gunrunner.
Apparently, there is more than just a huge connection between Merida Initiative and Project Gunrunner whereby Project Gunrunner funding, per HR-6028, is directly enveloped into the Merida Initiative.
In October 2007, President Bush and President announced the Mérida Initiative, is a Billions of dollar aid package to support Mexico's President Calderón's war on drugs by, among other things, sending military grade weapons and helicopters to Mexico. Project Gunrunner was Legislated into the Merida Initiative through HR-6028 in 2008. After ample Congressional debate on conditionality and appropriations, the US Congress approved the initiative in HR-6028 without any strings attached.
Muddy the waters so no one wants to swim there,everyone loses interest,then blame Bush.Same ol' same ol.
Great summary,thanks. I don’t think hardly any of us knew or understood the differences there are between all these operations. And, if its tough for us the average guy will just go back to drinking beer.IT will be Limbaugh’s job to synthesize it all for talk radio,no easy job.
I read the transcript of what Rush said to explain F&F and the difference between that and Wide Receiver and I think he did a good job. He’s up to speed and accurate on all the high points. With his audience he will be bringing a few million more people up to speed in short order.
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