One of those issues that one feels that one ought to blog about, and yet at the same time has very mixed feelings about said subject. So I have decided to do this by doing a pro/con list
Makes us less reliant on the Americans
Sends a message to certain nations that we are not a soft touch
Given our status in the World, we cannot seriously do anything else!
To scrap it means being vulnerable in a way that is not all that feasible!
If you think I will share a platform with X, Y, and Z on the left(the alternative), you must be joking!
If we want to move into a post nuclear age (which is unrealistic), does this help!
Might help cause an arms race and we don't want to go down that road again!
Sends a message to certain nations that. Hey! It's okay to have such weaponry!
It's not exactly about peace and love is it!
Plus, if we are against this, it will annoy X, Y, and Z on the right!
I am sure I am one of many with such thoughts. I wish I could be a Pacifist, one of those people who went on those anti-nuclear marches in the 1950's and 1960's. But, given the World we live in I can't do that and be totally politically honest, given my deep suspicion of human nature!