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NK was among those "ENEMIES" that included Iraq, Iran, Syria, etc., PNAC listed as their targets for the new W.Bush adminstration, while they announced they would need something like another Pearl Harbor to glean the kind of support they needed to accomplish their imperial dreams.
We don't want to stumble into another war for trumped up reasons. Be very watchful when TPTB start looking for reasons they should be hated and reviled.