let's not fool ourselves...they have used what little resources they have to create weapons, very possibly weapons of mass destruction, and an obscene loyalty that might just trigger a terrible moment...
al quaeda was not a superpower when they attacked the US...several times
On further research, it seems that North Korea is simply honeycombed with underground bunkers housing their artillery and conventional missiles, and all of them are pointed at Seoul. We'd have to be willing to sacrifice the largest US-friendly city in all of Asia before we attacked, and that's farther than I'm willing to go just to prove a point.
All we can do is be ready to defend ourselves...I don't think us striking first is a good idea. If NK tries to send a nuke to us it will be shot down. I think they are just barking loudly now but won't bite first.
I say let them try something stupid. It'll be a suicide mission and then no more North Korea to worry about. Then maybe President Alphabets in Iran will take notice and back off.
I think President I'mADemiGogue doesn't pay attention to much in world news. He was certainly asleep when the Holocaust was covered in history class, because he insists it never happened and that it was all fabricated. North Korea is but a blip on his radar - they eat pork, and besides, I don't think he's much of a fan of kimchee.