While I don't mind occasional nationalistic bluster from pipsqueak nations, when they have nukes and go on and on about using them on us I wonder at what point it becomes to much. Obviously, after a nuke has been set off is to late, but doing anything beforehand can possibly end with the same result.
On one hand we need to be telling China to get their buddy to STFU, and that probably is going on in the background, but if it doesn't work then what? Can we knock out their launch sites with cruise missiles? What kind of crap would a preemptive strike stir up? The last thing we need is another Iraq, but at least in this case there is a legitimate justification for it.