Sadly, lying by government officials, of both parties – all administrations, would seem the mainstay to not only attain but too hold on to political power. Eric Holder, like his boss, is a practiced liar. The Terry family has every right to publicly state what all the pundits, pols and partisan media are afraid to say.
The old saying if it smells….then somebody has definitely stepped in something foul. Obama should call for the resignation, if not outright firing of this poor excuse of an Attorney General.
Brian Terry was Marine who, unlike that socialist cretin currently soiling the bed sheets at the White House, served with honor and distinction – an American hero who put his life on the line, for all of us….Semper Fi brother – RIP….WM
I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain people who we can measure our own shortcomings by….Richard Attenborough
Family of Murdered Border Agent Breaks Silence, Lashes Out at Holder
William Lajeunesse - Fox News, November 11, 2011
“I think they are liars and I would tell them that,” said Kent Terry
Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry died almost one year ago. Despite almost daily headlines about the ongoing scandal in the Obama administration, his devastated parents have said nothing publicly about the U.S. program that helped provide the weapons that killed their son. …Until now.
In separate interviews, Josephine and Kent Terry lashed out Thursday at those they blame for Brian’s murder — Attorney General Eric Holder, his top assistant Lanny Breuer, former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, and those ATF officials who approved, executed and supervised Operation Fast and Furious.
“I think they are liars and I would tell them that,” said Kent Terry from his home in central Michigan. “What would I say to Eric Holder? They would not be nice words.”
Terry is in his 70′s, paralyzed and bound to a chair after an accident 17 years ago. His former wife Josephine lives 90 minutes north near Detroit.
“If they never let the guns walk, maybe Brian would not have been out that day,” Josephine said. “I just can’t believe our own government came up with a program like this that (let) innocent people get killed.”
The Terrys watched Holder’s appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Asked if he wanted to apologize to the family, Holder declined, saying only he regretted what happened.
“That shows what kind of a person he is,” Kent lamented. “To me, he is not much of a person. I don’t know if he has a son. But if he lost his, he would think different.”
“I sat in a chair and cried,” Josephine said. “It was so inhumane. An apology to anybody means at least they are trying to fix it. He didn’t.”
Blasted for his response, Holder did send the Terrys a letter Wednesday saying he was sorry for their loss. The letter was released to the press before the Terrys received it.
While Holder chided Congress for “gotcha games” and “political finger pointing” in its investigation, the family disagrees. They say no administration official ever explained why the ATF knowingly sold guns to criminals. Josephine also claims former U.S. Attorney Burke intentionally misled her, saying in March the whistleblowers’ claims were “false,” when documents show he knew their claims were true.
“Dennis Burke came up to my house and he said, ‘No, none of them guns killed Brian. None of them’.”
Burke, whose office directed the operation, resigned in September.
Kent, a former auto machinist, shared a love of cars with his son. When Brian died he shipped his 2006 Corvette from Arizona to Michigan where it sits, untouched, in the garage. The car is immaculate, except for a black smudge on the driver’s seat.
“That’s where his gun rubbed against the leather,” Kent said. “I can see him, as I did that day he came home, with the sun shinning in his hair. How do I get closure? I go out to his car. I have a tough time going to the cemetery. He is not supposed to be there. I am. Nobody wants to outlive their son.”
He said he struggles with the death to this day. “It’s just hard. I can’t sleep, just thinking about him — I love him very much.”