No hand wringing by these Dems. See a threat, then take it out. I just can't seem to recall them being quite so aggressive while in office. The Clinton defense team was no nonsense, wasn't it? I know this wouldn't be a popular course of action, but the Dems were never worried about approval ratings before devising policy, were they? Or is this a way to cover your bases, have some say attack, some say negotiate, then whatever happens, you made the right decision. It sure is easier to spin your position, especially during an election cycle, when you don't have to be the one making the real decisions. http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/asiapcf/06/22/nkorea.missile/index.html An op-ed piece in Thursday's Washington Post by William Perry, secretary of defense under former President Bill Clinton, and Ashton Carter, Clinton's assistant secretary of defense, advocates a pre-emptive strike to destroy the missile.