The power-hungry socialist appointees of Barack Obama on the Federal Communications Commission decided yesterday that the Internet needed to be regulated. This is in spite of court cases saying they haven’t the power to do so, and Congress saying to butt out. They. Simply. Don’t. Care. That’s how Obama’s socialists roll.

But here’s the biggest irony: On the day they decide to muck up the Internet, it shows itself to be the most effective information-dissemination tool known to mankind. Far better, it seems, than the vaunted Obama national security apparatus:

After initially suggesting that Director of National Intelligence James Clapper’s inability to answer a question from ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer about the arrests of 12 suspected terrorists in London was because her question was too “ambiguous,” the Obama administration acknowledged Wednesday morning that retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Clapper had not been briefed about the arrests at the time of the interview.

“Director Clapper had not yet been briefed on the arrests in the United Kingdom at the time of this interview taping,” said ODNI spokeswoman Jamie Smith in a statement.

So, while our “security sentries” walked around in sublime ignorance, anyone who uses the Internet knew about the bombers in Britain. It was on all the major news and political sites.

And this is what the FCC feels needs its guiding left hand. Congress, if you stand for this, there WILL be pitchforks next time.