Political cartoonists love to portray North Korea as an irrational and infantile force. It's either a baby with a nuclear rattle or a little truant in need of a timeout. The relative youth of the country's leader Kim Jong Un, encourages such representations, but the practice predates his ascension to power. According to the dictates of their profession, cartoonists must exaggerate to make their points. But these exaggerations also frequently show up in the comments of pundits and politicians, who need not resort to caricature.