What would you hope to accomplish by starting a military effort with North Korea? For one the soldiers stationed on the 38th parallel would be little more than a speed bump. But the better question is what would you hope to accomplish? North Korea has not threatened the US. at100plus hit the nail on the head. They are opportunists. They are seeking more money and unfortunately it will be easier to pay them off. They are a situation that can be handled through diplomatic means without compromising the safety of ourselves or our allies or at least that method should be tried. So far the only problem is their withdrawal from a treaty of which they have some history with this type of action. Now Iraq on the other hand has threatened the US and its allies, also we have tried diplomacy with Iraq for over 10 years without success. In the wake of 9/11 the real threat, as even stated in an interview with the Dems beloved Bill Clinton, is Saddam providing the terrorists with nuclear/biological or chemical weapons.