Poland has to weigh if it will be worth the short term ostracization and long term shift
in relationships with current partners will be worth it.
It IS worth it. Only atomic weapons have enough deterrent power to prevent Russia or Germany
from invading one day (it looks very unlikely to happen today, but Poland should learn from its
history and never assume to be "safe".)
Feck the relationships with partners - Poland is as entitled to have her own atomic weapons
as France, Great Britain or Pakistan are.
Besides, Poland is self sufficient: our farming can feed 120 million people, if need be; we can
rebuild our industry and use coal and shale gas as energy sources. Worst case scenario:
we get atomic weapons, build a big fecken wall along borders, tell everyone to kiss our a**
and we'd still be OK. Best case scenario: we get the atomic weapons, our partners are a little
bit sulky with us for some time, but then they accept the reality and life goes on as usual
(the latter scenario is much more likely imo.)