From one dictator to another
But it's fair to assume that none is quite as dangerously delusional as Kim Jong-Il, the self-styled “Dear Leader” of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea – or North Korea to you and me.
Now comes news that Kim Jong-Il has decided to award Fidel Castro the Order of Hero of Labour to mark the Cuban dictator’s belated 80th birthday celebrations.
According to the official Cuban media, the decoration was received by Esteban Lazaro, one of several vice-presidents, on behalf of Castro, who is seriously ill.
In the citation, the North Koreans said the "great honour" would “highlight Fidel Castro’s special contribution to the construction of socialism”.
Yes, they are all the same - and yes, they all deserve to rot in hell.