We can recognize a defensive weapon for what it is.
You mean like the WMDs the Iraqis had in the 1980s for use against Iran and the Kurds?
Or the WMDs they didn't have in the 2000s?
Kennedy got into power claiming his opponent was soft on defence and wasn't doing anything about the missile gap or the bomber gap.
When he got into power he found out the bomber and missile gap were actually in Americas favour, yet he had promised to get tough and outproduce the soviets in missiles and bombers to "catch up".
Now tell me again about how POLITICIANs are sensible and wont waste money and energy against defensive systems?
Russia... or anyone having powerful long range missiles in Cuba... and the associated long range radars would not suit US politicians or military.
A nice 5,000km range AESA radar looking deep into the heart of the US... like all those NATO radars doing the same to Russia will stir a reaction...
I guess we will just have to agree to disagree.