A famous British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli once said, "There are three types of lies, Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics" I was amused to see that our leaders were tripped up by these statistics they were quoting on the weapons being used by the drug gangs down Mexico way. They were chanting the mantra that 90% of the weapons used in illigal activities were from the good old U.S.
Now if anyone that knows anything at all about weapons has been looking at the film and photos on the tube, you know that the largest part of the weapons never came from our country. You can not get rockets, full autos, grenades or anything else like that in the states. Of course, you just know that little fact somehow got overlooked by the powers that be. Today, Fox News reports that the new figures are just a wee bit different. According to Fox, only about 17 percent of the confiscated weapons have been traced back to the U.S. Of course the other media didn't cover that little fact, but then, I didn't expect them to. Perhaps it would be wise for both our leaders and the media that they should take to heart another Disraeli quote or two,
"As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information."
"Ignorance never settles a question."