Rick Santorum warned that if Iran procures a nuclear weapon, it would pose a threat even to Missouri.
Once they have a nuclear weapon, let me assure you, you will not be safe, even here in Missouris,”
Santorum said Friday at a campaign stop in the Show Me State. “
These are folks who have been and are at war with us since 1979. This is a country that has killed more troops in Afghanistan and Iraq than the Iraqis and Afghans.”
s saber-rattling on Iran is nothing new. In the past he’
s said that he would attack nuclear facilities in Iran if the country did not agree to international nuclear arms inspections.
s in the middle of a campaign swing through Missouri, where Newt Gingrich did not make the ballot. Santorum is hoping to shrug off a pair of disappointing showings in the South Carolina and Florida primaries, where he ended up near the lower end of the field, with a strong showing. He and Gingrich have been fighting to be the conservative alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney.
The former Pennsylvania senator has said he would not drop out of the race after one or a small number of poor primary showings.