Yesterday, during a speech in Fort Myers, Florida, Newt Gingrich was asked if he would start a war with Iran, if elected president (video below).
Gingrich claimed Ronald Reagan Margaret Thatcher and Pope John Paul II (somehow) defeated the Soviet Union and said he would use that same strategy against Iran: "I hope not. That’s a legitimate question. My goal would be to apply the same strategy that Reagan, Thatcher and Pope John Paul II used to undermine and defeat the Soviet empire without a general war."
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"But my goal would be to do everything we could to replace the Ahmadinejad dictatorship in a peaceful way using all the different tools that we have, tools that were used very effectively against the Soviet empire, which was a lot bigger and a lot more difficult challenge."
"On the other hand, I will tell all of you, I think we have a very great reason to not want the Iranians to get nuclear weapons and I think they are a direct threat to our cities if they end up getting nuclear weapons."