By Justin Sink
Gingrich's comments essentially echo those of Rick Santorum, who has used the issue of Iran to criticize his Republican opponents.
“Once they have a nuclear weapon, let me assure you, you will not be safe, even here in Missouris,” Santorum said at a campaign stop last Friday in Missouri. “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.”
Gingrich made no mention of Santorum — riding high after a sweep of the Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado contests Tuesday night — or chief rival Mitt Romney during his brief remarks in Cleveland.
The stop was Gingrich's only planned campaign appearance over the next two days, a relative lull in the hectic campaign season. Gingrich's campaign did announce Wednesday that they would head to Georgia — the state Gingrich represented in the House — to campaign next week. Romney was already campaigning in Georgia Wednesday; the state represents the largest number of delegates available in the crucial Super Tuesday slate of primaries.