Take a look at the timeline I posted. If we want to start assigning blame, why not start at the beginning?
Why don't we?
"This chronology of the North Korean nuclear program has its roots in the 1950s and begins in earnest in 1989 with the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, the main economic ally of North Korea."
The entire Korean peninsula was a wreck after 1952, so deflecting to the Eisenhower Administration is, you use your word du jour, pathetic.
The following is a synopsis from your link:
By 1989, NK had built a couple of small reactors, started building a weapons research facility in Yongbyon and conducted shaped explosive tests that year.
In 1992, Hans Blix, head of the IAEA, and the U.S. suspect that North Korea is secretly using its five-megawatt reactor and reprocessing facility at Yongbyon to turn spent fuel into weapons-grade plutonium. Inspections start, and don't go well.
In 1993, NK threatens to withdraw from the NPT, the GOP, at the urging of Blix and the IAEA, opposes negotiations with Kim, but Clinton appoints Robert Gallucci to begin negotiations. By December, IAEA Director-General Blix announces that the agency can no longer provide "any meaningful assurances" that North Korea is not producing nuclear weapons.
12 October 1994: the United States and North Korea signed the "Agreed Framework": North Korea agreed to freeze its plutonium production program in exchange for fuel oil, economic cooperation, and the construction of two modern ---------- nuclear power plants. Eventually, North Korea's existing nuclear facilities were to be dismantled, and the spent reactor fuel taken out of the country.
26 October 1994: IAEA Chairman Hans Blix tells the British House of Commons' Foreign Affairs Select Committee the IAEA is "not very happy" with the Agreed Framework because it gives North Korea too much time to begin complying with the inspections regime.
18 March 1996: Hans Blix tells the IAEA's Board of Governors North Korea has still not made its initial declaration of the amount of plutonium they possess, as required under the Agreed Framework, and warned that without the declaration IAEA would lose the ability to verify North Korea was not using its plutonium to develop weapons.
October 1997: spent nuclear fuel rods were encased in steel containers, under IAEA inspection.
31 August 1998: North Korea launched a Paektusan-1 space launch vehicle in a launch attempt of its Kwangmyŏngsŏng-1 satellite. U.S. military analysts suspect satellite launch is a ruse for the testing of an ICBM.
16 October 2002: The US announces that North Korea admitted in their talks to a "clandestine nuclear-weapons" program.