The Los Angeles Times
October 7, 2011
Mexican politicians and pundits reacted with anger to revelations this week that U.S. agents allowed guns to be smuggled into Mexico under a secret weapons-tracking program that preceded the current focus of controversy, called Operation Fast and Furious.
Commentators from across the political spectrum expressed criticism after The Times revealed this week that a Fast and Furious-style gun program under President George W. Bush allowed guns to “walk” across the border into Mexico during 2006 and 2007.
Both undercover programs were intended to track guns bought in the United States until they reached top cartel suspects, but instead many weapons were lost.