His newest insane rant actually builds in a question Glenn Beck asked: Why was Interpol granted immunity from Freedom of Information Act requests by Barack Obama?
Beck spoke for a host of other government watchdogs when he asked on the air, “We’ve been asking ever since it was signed: why? Who can tell me what special interest group asked for this? If it were about terror, why not tell us that when he signed it? This Congress attacks our CIA and FBI, but Interpol gets immunity? Why? It makes no sense.”
Of course what Chuck Norris meant is that it doesn’t make sense to people who aren’t Chuck Norris.
After a few paragraphs that start with “Is it merely coincidental,” Walker Texas Ranger offers this amazing hypothesis:
I have no doubt that Interpol will become Obama’s secret vault for terrorists’ criminal records and evidence – and whatever else he and his Cabinet want to place in there. This is just the beginning of what Washington can and will do with this executive order that Obama signed. And it’s just one more example of the way your federal government has got the backs of those who are attacking our country, abandoning our Constitution and dissolving America’s sovereignty.
New York Magazine and Newsweek have already tackled this, and here’s all Chuck Norris (or any of the other loony conspiracy theorists) needs to know:
The Interpol office in New York does indeed get an exemption from the Freedom of Information Act under Obama’s order. But as Ron Noble, Interpol’s secretary-general, told us last week, there is nothing especially sinister about that: the office has files on suspected terrorists provided by the law-enforcement agencies of its member countries—and those agencies would be loath to share them if they thought their internal reports (including the names of informants, the transcripts of wiretaps, and other confidential evidence) might be made public. (If you think that’s unusual, try filing a FOIA request for FBI or DEA files on their current criminal suspects.)