Yes. And it's complete idiocy to believe otherwise. Russia still has a shitload of missiles pointed at us. China has a few, and wants many more. And there's always rogue states; even scrappy little North Korea isn't too far from throwing together at least
And in case anyone thinks strength leads to destruction instead of safety, please note that Ronald Reagan's methods led to the fall of the Soviet Union itself and the end of Communism throughout Eastern Europe.
We can't sit around and pretend that if we be nice and weapon-free, every other government on the planet will join our love-in. That's not the way the real world works.posted by aaron at 1:46 PM on January 26, 2001
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