Is the nuclear weapon obselete?

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    It is my opinion that the world does not need the nuclear weapon anymore. No country has the stomach to use it under normal war conditions. We should destroy the weapons before terrorists get hold of it. Nuclear should only be used for peaceful times.
     
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    You seem to fail to see the point of having nuclear weapons. We have nuclear weapons because, despite what could happen in an ideal world, there are a lot of them out there that we have no control over. Some day, somebody may want to use one against us. The primary deterrant away from using these things is the fact that we would immediately retaliate by lighting their little country up like the sun, annihilating them in one, swift stroke. It would be nice if we could 'unmake' nukes, but we can't, so we have to make sure that everybody knows what will happen if we get hit by one.
     
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    MAD theory.
     
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    Have you ever seen Dr. Strangelove? It shows the madness of the MAD theory (no pun intended). It's insane, no one wants to be blown to bits. Nuclear deterence is a completely dumb idea, but people used it because they didn't have any better idea.
     
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    But it works. How can you argue success? Can't be THAT dumb an idea.
     
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    It's called luck, not success. What if something went wrong with the missles and one accidently launchedat Russia? Or a plane accidently attacked Russia? We're lucky we didn't blown ourselves to bits.
     
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    What if the earth was really flat? "What if" all day and you'll still be in the same place. :)
     
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    By the way, you spelt Mason-Dixon wrong.
     
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    Splet? no, that's correct. I could include a "-" I guess, what's yer point?
     
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    Google it.
     

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