"“Our investigation made clear that the failures within ATF, which included a long term strategy in Operation Fast and Furious that was fully supported by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, were systemic and not due to the acts of only a few individuals,” (.pdf) wrote Inspector General Michael Horowitz. Those conclusions partially vindicate what Holder’s defenders have long maintained, that the botched gun-walking operation was isolated to the ATF Phoenix Field Division and then-U.S. attorney for Arizona Dennis Burke. The report also doesn’t go as far as Holder’s critics would have liked."
This is the way it always works when these kind of illegal covert operations get exposed - the top officials get cover from the underlings, who then get pardoned (if they get prosecuted at all). Think back to Iran-Contra as the text-book case. I can say with both confidence and absolute disgust that no one from the U.S. government will do jail time over any of this. - Wes