President Bill Clinton negotiated the “Agreed Framework” — initially brokered by former President Jimmy Carter, meeting as a private citizen with Kim Il Sung — under which North Korea agreed to freeze plutonium production. Critics say it gave North Korea too much time to comply with inspections, and the regime, in fact, violated the agreement in short order.

Now the regime has made it clear that they have no intention of denuclearization.

Diplomacy has not worked with the madmen of Korea. It’s time to replace tepid talk with tough talk. If North Korea does not halt its weapons program, it is indeed time to be ready with a “rain of ruin” like they have never seen.