Transparency and accountability are not hallmarks of the Obama administration. When a government operation calls for the distribution of thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels and results in the death of a U.S. border patrol agent and at least 200 Mexican citizens, someone better start explaining.

Unfortunately however, Attorney General Eric Holder has skirted responsibility in revealing what he knows about a government sting operation gone tragically wrong. When the nation's highest law enforcement official perverts his public duty by deceiving the American people instead of protecting them, he must go.

Mr. Holder's Department of Justice has failed to comply with a subpoena issued by House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa that requests all of Mr. Holder's communications regarding Operation Fast and Furious.

To date, no one has been held accountable for Mr. Holder's debacle, and the Obama administration's response has been too slow and too infuriating. Eric Holder should have resigned or been fired long ago.

Al Eisner, Silver Spring