Fast and Furious

September 20, 2012 - 5:36 PM
Michael Horowitz, the Justice Department's inspector general, goes before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee a day after he faulted the department for disregard of public safety in "Operation Fast and Furious," the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' program that allowed hundreds of guns to reach Mexican drug gangs, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. While the IG's report confirmed findings by Congress' investigation of misguided strategies, errors in judgment and management failures in "Fast and Furious", it did not find direct fault with Attorney General Eric Holder, who had been directly targeted by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the committee's chairman. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)