Withdrawing from the treaty is a bad idea. If we withdraw, then Russia is free to develop whatever nuclear weapons they want, which affects every part of the US, not to mention all our allies elsewhere in the world.
And if the US and Russia no longer agree to nuclear disarmament, then who are we to wag a finger at North Korea’s nuclear development program?
And if we’re allowing nuclear weapons, who’s to say that bioweapons won’t be next? “Russia’s already doing it, so we want to do it, too!” is apparently all the excuse needed to back out of any treaty involving them.
Look, morons: the more weapons you have and develop, the more reasons you’ll find to “need” to use them. And the more reasons you have to “need” them, the more you’re going to make. And the more you make, the more likely you are to find reasons to “need” use them. It’s a vicious cycle that requires A LOT of effort to break, which is what Mr. Gorbachev and President Reagan came together and agreed to do in 1987.
That was only three decades ago, and we’re already giving up on it?
Start digging and stocking your nuclear bomb shelters, folks. It looks like they’re going to be needed fairly soon…