I agree. But is operating from a 'win-lose' perspective the best way to achieve this? The way I see it is that you can discourage nuclear weapons either by operating from a 'win-win' perspective or by flat out intervening with other sovereign powers through military and economic might.
Western powers (not just the U.S - I'm talking about Britain, France, Russia, Israel) have a long history of interfering with other sovereign states economically and militarily. There is a very good reason why a lot of the heads of states in Latin American don't particularly like the U.S. So long as you keep giving your neighbours cause to despise you, you will have to keep up economic and military dominance, and what will you do when you finally cannot do this any longer? How are you going to protect your self?
There is a difference between thinking in the short term and thinking long term. Even if the US chooses to interfere with Iran militarily in order to solve the nuke problem, I think that decision will come back to bite them in the ass.
Originally Posted by Frisky
The world doesnt need more nukes though, it needs less of them