Fuck you yourself, hypocrite.
Yes, North Korea is a dictatorship more concerned with buying arms than feeding its own people. There are half a dozen similar dictatorships around the world the US has no problem dealing with, because the US makes a lot of money selling weapons, and doesn’t care how many natives starve.
Yes, it would be better for the natives and the neighbors and the rest of the world if the leader of a country owning nuclear weapons wasn’t a crazy madman. But then, you didn’t get rid of Shrub even after he started an unprovoked attack on Iraq, so we’ll have to live with a danger of war anyway.
Now, I understand that it gives you wet dreams to either attack North Korea and blow it to ground, like you attacked Afghanistan and Iraq. But the North Koreans were smarter than Hussein - they knew that proclamations of friendship by the US aren’t worth anything, so they went and armed themselves with nuclear weapons, so an attack would be risky. And all other countries whoe are not US have learned from the current fire-breathing, religious mad administration that the US will attack any country they dislike (like Iraq) if it’s geostrategically important, but will deal with countries that are armed (like North Korea). Congratulations, you sent out the clear, unequivocal message to every other country to arm itself with nuclear weapons as protections against your imperialistic intentions. No wonder Iran is trying to get some - if I were in their shoes, I would want to protect my country, too, given the fire-breathing against them that Shrub has done, they know they’re next on the list.
As for ignoring them: wasn’t that the position of the hardcore consies/republicans for most of the time, anyway, the mantra of “we don’t talk with the bad guys, only with good guys”? Guess what, in real life outside Hollywood, that isn’t very macho, but very stupid. Without talks, you don’t get anywhere. Certainly you have to be carefully not to be taken advantage of. But if you don’t want trade only and human rights neglected, I suggest you also stop trading with China immediately - despite all trade, they still have huge human rights problems. Thousands of people die there, too, not of starvation but other factors like criminal neglience of work safety to make producing cheaper.
So stop being a damn hypocrite.