We guess you could alternately sub-title this a body-count update as beyond U.S. Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry, there are now more confirmed deaths linked to our government's spectacularly successful gunrunning scheme.
From Sharyl Attkisson, the CBS reporter who was the first legacy media person on the scene:
Weapons linked to ATF's controversial "Fast and Furious" operation have been tied to at least eight violent crimes in Mexico including three murders, four kidnappings and an attempted homicide.(italics, ours)
According to a letter from U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the disclosed incidents may be only a partial list of violent crimes linked to Fast and Furious weapons because "ATF has not conducted a comprehensive independent investigation."
When added to the guns found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in the U.S., the newly-revealed murders in Mexico bring the total number of deaths linked to Fast and Furious to four.
Go to the link for details on what other mayhem Gunrunner guns have been involved in.
At this point, we're not quite sure what credibility the ATF would have in conducting their own investigation.
With solid estimates putting the number of guns allowed to flow back across the border at between 2,000 and 2,500, one has to believe that we are only scratching the surface of the havoc and bloodshed wreaked by this multi-agency co-operative effort.
Exit question: Solyndra or Gunrunner... which is going to be the one to really catch the public's fancy if and when they truly go mainstream?