Can someone explain what Romney meant when he said Syria was Iran's "route to the sea"?

A) Iran doesn't even border Syria. B) Iran ALREADY borders two different bodies of water. C) Seriously, this is the SECOND time he's said this..........WTF? http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/10/romney-iran-syria-route-sea-map.html Mitt Romney: Syria is Iran's only ally in the Arab world.... show more A) Iran doesn't even border Syria.

B) Iran ALREADY borders two different bodies of water.

C) Seriously, this is the SECOND time he's said this..........WTF?

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/10/rom...
Mitt Romney: 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. And so seeing Syria remove Assad is a very high priority for us.
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