From CBS News:
What???? This is outrageous!! ATF agents are being ordered to just sit back, watch and allow assault weapons to get in the hands of the drug cartels, allowing the drug cartels to walk away with those guns in a strategy which was supposed to culminate with taking down a major cartel. The ATF's job was to stop gun trafficking across the border but was ordered to simply watch so they could see where the cartels would end up, whether these guns crossed the border into Mexico or ended up back into the U.S. These orders were traced all the way up the line to the Justice Department approving this policy of "letting guns walk". These same guns are killing our own people. Brian Terry, a border patrol agent was gunned down in December. The two guns which were found next to him were allowed to "walk". This is unbelievable! An ATF agent named John Dodson has gone public with this information and is blowing this scandal wide open. So, the ATF - essentially the U.S. government - is partially responsible for the escalating violence in Mexico. Our government is responsible for innocent lives being lost. This program clearly needs to be investigated by Congress. The "letting guns walk" program has had a devastating impact on both Mexico and our country so this needs to be stopped.
For some reason the embed code on the CBS video would only show half of the picture on the video so here are the links to the videos:
Here is a link to the interview with ATF agent Dodson
Here is the the link to the investigative report on the ATF