Both Obama and Holder first denied knowledge of the program. Then they denied knowing of it until recently.
From my original post:
When the guns were sold the ATF could have just arrested the buyers at that point. Letting the weapons get smuggled into Mexico has resulted in an estimated several hundred deaths. Over a 1,000 weapons were smuggled into Mexico. About two-thirds of them have been found at crime scenes; crime scenes with dead people, crime scenes of robbery, crime scenes of rape. The Obama administration sold weapons to drug runners that killed innocent civilians and a US Border Patrol Agent.Now it turns out that an estimated 1,000 more guns were sold to Mara SalvatruchaMara, best known as MS 13, in Tampa; arguably one of the most violent of the organized crime gangs in the world. Those went to Honduras.
Money for this seems to be some of Obama's and the Dems "stimulus money".