Revolution

Slain ATF Agents Honored

In 1994, the Texas Department of Transportation erected a marker at the intersection of FM 2491 and Double E Ranch Road, near the site of the FBI and ATF's brutal assault on the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas, the Associated Press reported. Texas state Rep. Keith Oakley, D-Terrell, proposed the resolution authorizing the marker.

The marker honors slain U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents Conway LeBleu, Todd McKeehan, Robert Williams and Steven Willis.

The marker reads in part, "We are left with more questions than answers, but no one can question the integrity and courage of the brave men and women who were caught in the midst of this violent and unpredictable crisis."

Unpredictable? The ATF trained under Green Berets in repeated mock attacks. Violent? The ATF went in with guns blazing, despite Koresh's peaceful relationship with local law enforcement. Where is the integrity in violating citizens' right to keep and bear arms and right to be secure in their persons and property? Where is the courage in using machine guns, helicopters and armored personnel carriers to attack a religious congregation?