FORMER GOV. MITT ROMNEY, R-MASS., PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I agree with both these gentlemen. It's very interesting that you're seeing, on the Republican platform, a very strong commitment to say we're going to say no to Iran. It's unacceptable for Iran to have a nuclear weapon.
And -- and Rick is absolutely right. Syria is their key ally. It's their only ally in the Arab world. It is also their route to the sea. Syria provides a -- a shadow over Lebanon. Syria is providing the armament of Hezbollah in Lebanon that, of course, threatens Israel, our friend and ally. [Debate transcript via the Weekly Standard]
Apparently the road to the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea is closed. Or maybe Mitt thinks Persian Gulf is something Muslims like to do on weekends. (there's a PGA joke laying around here somewhere)