I personally hope that Venezuela and Burma continue to pour millions into nuclear weapons research. That will mean much less money will be invested in more effective and useful conventional military weapons as they waste time and money into a capability that they will never be able to develop.I've said the same thing about laser isotope separation in particular.
Unfortunately, the money will also come from accounts that could finance civilian infrastructure, education, and other good things. But the search for the unattainable will still occupy a country's scientists and divert them from other weapons.
Speaking of which, we might consider the neocon penchant for missile defense and the nonexistent electromagnetic pulse (EMP) threat and what they are doing to divert US funds that are needed elsewhere.