I quote Baroness Thatcher "Nuclear weapons are absolutely vital".

Vital to whom exactly? How did Maggie Thatcher justify that statement? How can you justify quoting her without any rationale for it?

These countries don't currently have an agenda to threaten other people though. Saddam does.

At the risk of repeating myself: based on what evidence???

Never compare yourself to others - they're more screwed up than you think.