Mexican ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Sarukhan made it crystal clear in a D.C. forum last Thursday: the Obama administration deliberately left Mexico in the dark in regard to Operation Fast & Furious, they are incompetent, and they have significantly damaged American popularity in Mexico. Not that it matters much to Obama; he considers killing people to be part of his job, and after killing a couple of U.S. citizens with Predator drones recently, he responded to criticism by stating that he has absolute authority to blast into oblivion any U.S. citizen that he regards as a threat.
So a few hundred dead Mexicans and a couple of dead U.S. agents in the wake of his little cross-border gun-running operation is really of no consequence. To date, Obama has held not one official involved in the operation accountable, and it is clear that he has no intention of so doing. His attitude, however, may prove his undoing, as even the hard Left have begun to abandon him:
“Why should the public believe what the Obama administration says about the people being assassinated by drones? Especially since, as we learn in the New York Times, the administration came up with a semantic solution to keep the civilian death toll to a minimum: simply count all military-age males in a strike zone as combatants. The rationale, reminiscent of George Zimmerman’s justification for shooting Trayvon Martin, is that “people in an area of known terrorist activity, or found with a top Qaeda operative, are probably up to no good.” Talk about profiling! At least when George Bush threw suspected militants into Guantanamo their lives were spared.” — Medea Benjamin, CodePINK
Obama has great potential, and with his vocal allies scuttling overboard, he may well achieve it: a one-term Presidency.