Originally Posted by revefsreleets
Obama talked about sanctions. Bush would have either blown up the rocket on it's pad, or (more effectively) shot it out of the sky.
Three problems with that theory:
1) NK tested a missile in 2006 and W did nothing.
2) Regardless of who's POTUS, we should let NK's neighbors take the lead in deciding how to deal with them. Those countries are the ones that have to live with the consequences of whatever happens.
3) Letting them launch is a no-lose for us. The missile fizzled and they made fools of themselves. And we know exaclty what capabilities they currently have.