I think Erik Smith had an excellent point, Dennett — it’s not just the deed, but how it was done. BCP turned people over to ICE who split them into groups going to DoJ and HHS. Nobody was responsible for the whole operation. We heard a radio interview with a rep for the border patrol agents, who couldn’t understand why all these reporters were saying his people were doing bad things — he was trying to deflect blame without actually throwing another Fed agency under the bus.

And that’s how it works. And in the end, it’s some guy close to getting his pension who just puts the tablets in the tube like he’s told, and if he mentions how the next room gets real noisy then real quiet — hey, buddy, over our pay grade, don’t sweat it, okay?

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