Kim Jong Il, MIA – Happy 60th North Korea?

And so, in a recent development Kim Jong Il has missed North Korea’s 60th anniversary parade. US Intelligence suggests he may in fact have suffered a stroke. If in indeed he is incapacitated or perhaps even dead, it could very well be a mixed blessing for N. Korea, and the world at large. Which is worse: the rule of a ruthless madman or the mess he leaves behind?