In this Nov. 12, 2011, photo, Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, speaks at a debate in Spartanburg, S.C. The Republican presidential hopefuls are focusing on Iran as a weak spot in President Barack Obama?s foreign policy record, and they?re reviving many of the arguments that neoconservative proponents of armed intervention against Tehran lost in the latter years of George W. Bush?s presidency. "There are a number of ways to be smart about Iran and relatively few ways to be dumb, and the administration skipped all the ways to be smart," said Gingirch at the debate. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)