North Korea has tested a nuclear device. Much has been written on the subject, and I recommend The Fourth Rail as a source of information.
What bothers me is the hypocritical mask that anti-Americans (8-10% of the US population, and substantial populations abroad) employ to condemn President Bush, and America in general, for the situation, with increasingly blatant misrepresentation of the facts.
For example, they condemn the 'Axis of Evil' categorization from 2002, and yet criticize Bush for not doing enough to prevent North Korea from acquiring nuclear weapons, even while criticizing Bush for trying to do precisely that with Saddam - prevent him from advancing the WMD capabilities he already demonstrated many times before.
They complain that 'Saddam had no ties to terrorists', which is untrue, yet complain about a lack of action against North Korea, which truly has no ethnic, religious, or geographic ties with 'those who attacked us on 9/11'.
They criticize our inability to win the Iraq War quickly, yet criticize our not taking action against North Korea, a country with a much stronger military than Iraq had.
They criticize America for once being an ally with Saddam Hussein when we had a common enemy in Iran and before Saddam did anything against US interests, yet they criticize us for not 'engaging' North Korea in 'diplomacy' since they were never our ally.
They criticize America for not having enough coalition members on board before going into Iraq, and not working through the UN, and now have no use for the six-party talks Bush has been proposing for 6 years, and are not holding the UN accountable for inaction.
They criticize America for an alliance with Saddam in the 1980s, who later went on to commit atrocities against his own people, yet they never criticize Kim Jong-Il for the same, simply because America was never his ally, and thus this is not a viable angle through which to vent anti-Americanism. So much for human rights.
Amidst all this, they offer no actual solution on how to deal with North Korea.
Thus, the only common theme in all this is to find some way to criticize America at all turns, no matter how egregious the contradictions and blatant the dishonesty. The notion of actually offering any ideas to improve society is long forgotten. The intellectual bankruptcy of anti-American fanaticism is well-documented, but that it has devolved into a cult this detached from reality is remarkable.
The always articulate Victor Davis Hanson has more.