The President signed the defense authorization bill today, appending a signing statement expressing concerns with the detainee measures in the bill.
|By: David Dayen Saturday December 31, 2011 1:45 pm|
|By: David Dayen Wednesday December 28, 2011 1:30 pm|
The Iranian threat to close off the Strait of Hormuz would have implications across the board. 15 million barrels of oil pass through it every day. This, incidentally, is the entire acknowledged purpose of the US military presence in the Middle East: to ensure safe shipping for hydrocarbon tankers.