OK, look at this picture. This is the Korean penninsula at night as seen from orbit. How much more isolated and cut off from the rest of the developed world could North Korea possibly be?
Sanctions? Do you think they fucking care?!?
Threatening North Korea with sanctions and embargos is like telling a deranged homeless person that you are going to ding their credit report because they asked you for spare change.
The Bush Administration has completely, and totally lost touch with even the farthest shores of reality.
That's what happens when you establish a Faith Based Administration. No evidence required; facts not welcome. The Truth is what we say it is. Anyone who says otherwise is an Evildoer who wants to kill Americans!