By contrast, the Obama executive order strips away those limitations, granting the international law enforcement agency blanket immunity from official and private efforts to assess its activities in the United States. The question is why?
To date, no explanation has been forthcoming from the Obama administration, despite a rising chorus of questions from legislators, pundits, talk radio show hosts and concerned citizens. The best we have so far is, as was noted by Andy McCarthy, the former, highly accomplished federal prosecutor and author of Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad, in his column at National Review Online, an after-the-fact statement by Ron Noble, Interpol's Secretary General. He declared: "It's international custom that international organizations are exempt from the Freedom of Information Act. We're no different than any other international organization."
Unfortunately, as Mr. McCarthy trenchantly observes, what Noble calls "international custom" is another name for "‘customary international law,' so beloved by transnational progressives."
Frank Gaffney Jr. is the founder and president of the Center for Security Policy and author of War Footing: 10 Steps America Must Take to Prevail in the War for the Free World .
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