Here’s a comment from my friend Will Schryver that I think worth reposting:
“Romney is being widely ridiculed for apparently not knowing his geography when stating that Syria was Iran’s ‘route to the sea.’ The fact is, Romney is absolutely correct. Syria and Iran, in 2011, signed a naval cooperation accord which permits Iran to establish its own naval base in the Syrian port of Latakia. From that port, the Atlantic Ocean will then be open to Iranian naval ships, all the way to American waters–a strategic capability they did not previously possess. Iranian naval commanders, just six weeks ago, announced their plans to deploy some of their ships off the coast of the United States.
“So while Romney may not have elaborated sufficiently on his statement, the statement is nevertheless very true. Considering Iran’s focus on the development of sea-to-land and anti-ship missile capabilities, it is a truth that bears directly on the national security of the United States.”
I’ve commented to several people today that Mr. Romney was almost certainly speaking of a route to the Mediterranean Sea. And it appears that I was correct.
But who cares about such things? Perhaps I should include a photo of Laughing Joe Biden here. He apparently gets an enormous kick out of contemplating America’s problems and challenges. Still, I think I’ll stay with Alfred E. Neuman: “What? Me Worry?”
As the slogan used to go back in the days of my youth, “Alfred E. Neuman for President!” Maybe we’ve got him now.