Romney’s “Sea” Comment
I have noted the following comment, which I missed yesterday, from Romney’s debate performances making the rounds in the social media world:
Syria is Iran’s only ally in the Arab world. It’s their route to the sea. It’s the route for them to arm Hezbollah in Lebanon, which threatens, of course, our ally Israel.
It has spawned a few memes such as:
As amusing as this may well be, I am guessing that what he meant was the “Mediterranean Sea” rather than actually meaning that Iran was landlocked. The context of the quotation is one in which he is thinking about the geopolitics of Lebanon and Israel, so I think this is actually a case of mis-speaking/think you said one thing, while actually saying another or somesuch rather than a geography fail.
We often hold these guys to unreasonable standards in terms of verbal miscues.