Santorum: Iran would nuke Missouri

Rick Santorum warned that if Iran procures a nuclear weapon, it would pose a threat even to Missouri.

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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.

Santorums saber-rattling on Iran is nothing new. In the past hes said that he would attack nuclear facilities in Iran if the country did not agree to international nuclear arms inspections.

Hes 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.