In late September, North Korea admitted to the world that it possessed nuclear weapons. To many, this was no surprise. There is still debate as to whether or not North Korea has truly completed a nuclear weapon, but nonetheless it is perilously close if not there already. Foreign policy experts, diplomats and international relations majors have known for years that the government of Kim Jong-Il has been attempting to weaponize uranium. North Korea lied to the Clinton administration a number of times in order to bide time, keep its nuclear reactors and hide its weapons program. There was optimism, though, that North Korea would turn an eye to the East and realize that rogue states, determined to acquire weapons of mass destruction and flouting international law and regimes, would meet the same fate as Iraq. I am no supporter of the Iraq war, but one thing it did accomplish was keep weapons of mass destruction out of the hands of a tyrant. North Korea has ignored the example set by the United States in Iraq and finally weaponized enough uranium to create, what some experts think, might amount to six to eight nuclear weapons. Whose fault is this?