Sunday, January 8, on CBS’s Face the Nation:
We have made very clear that the United States will not tolerate blocking of the Straits of Hormuz. That’s another red line for us — and that we will respond to that.
— Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
Friday, January 13, on the front page of the New York Times:
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is relying on a secret channel of communication to warn Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that closing the Strait of Hormuz is a “red line” that would provoke an American response, according to United States government officials.
Apparently, the supreme leader’s cable system doesn’t get CBS.