Fresh off his calls to strip Americans of their citizenship for having the wrong political sympathizes so they can be legally tortured, Joe Lieberman has proposed giving the president the authority to shut down the internet in "times of war."
"We need this capacity in a time of war. We need the capacity for the president to say, internet service provider, we've got to disconnect the American internet from all traffic coming in from another foreign country, or we have to put a patch on this part of it," Lieberman told CNN's Candy Crowley Sunday.
"So I say to my friends on the internet, relax. Take a look at the bill. And this is something that we need to protect our country. Right now China, the government, can disconnect parts of its internet in case of war and we need to have that here too," he said.
And remember, as conservatives like to remind Obama, we're at war as long as there's an anti-American goat herder somewhere in the world with a tape recorder.
Knowing there are patriotic Americans like Joe Lieberman out there worrying about our safety allows me to sleep easily at night. One man doing so much to protect us.