So North Korea is talking big talk about how they are going to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the US of A. Excuse me while I tremble in my boots. Even if they did manage to make a working nuclear bomb (which is not entirely a certainty), and even if they managed to decapitate our entire government by delivering it at the State of the Union address, I am pretty sure our military would know just perzactly whose ass to kick, and they would go about kicking it quite soundly.
On the other hand, if they only managed to get a dirty bomb to damage San Francisco's harbor a little bit, I wonder if the current set of limp wrists in Washington would have the stones to respond with force.
That we even have to ponder this threat makes me think we have been far too lenient with the NorKs to date. We'll see what (if anything) happens next. I don't think they'll be able to goad us into a shooting war, but it seems like they might be trying.