I said nothing of attacking. But doing nothing, and waiting to do nothing, is not the right answer either. He is for all purposes emboldening this madman.
As I have stated earlier, North Korea does pose some threat to our allies (South Korea and Japan), but we must be careful in how we approach this. I say be ready for anything, and if the DPRK attacks either ally, we torch the place. If Jong-il is simply saber rattling, then we watch and wait until we must act. Pre-emptive war is not going to be the answer as we have already learned, but to be ready and respond to transgressions with extreme force can never be faulted.
Careful yes, but something must happen, ignoring the problem will not fix it.