Well, better late than never reply :)
Real world nukes = bad (Is it true that US was the only country in the world which dropped nukes onto civilian population?)
Sim world nukes = terrifyingly cool.
To remove a weapon from a sim just because of it's destructive power does not make sense. Then we might as well replace all the weapons with propaganda leaflet drop devices. They cause minimal damage to the environment, next to no physical damage to plants, animals and people, only severe damage to people's thinking... :)