In one of the cables that was leaked on WikiLeaks, one of the topics that was mentioned is who would inherit the throne from Kim Jong-Il. This is becoming a hot topic because it is rumored that Jong-Il is not in healthy shape. A member of the U.S. consulate wrote the following message to the U.S. State Department:
(C) There is consensus among xxxxx that, at least for the moment, none of KJI’s three sons is likely to be tapped to succeed him. xxxxx considers the two youngest sons, Kim Jong-chol and Kim Jong-un, far too inexperienced and incapable of effective governance. xxxxx, observing that KJI’s oldest son, Kim Jong-nam, is “too much of a playboy,” Kim Jong-chol is “more interested in video games” than governing, and Kim Jong-un is simply too young. Additionally, KJI had been groomed for many years to replace his father and former North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung before the latter passed away. In contrast, xxxxx, none of the sons has received similar preparatory treatment.
This cable indicates that none of Jong-Il’s sons are fit to run a country. I guess this also means that if you spend too much time playing video games, then it is unlikely that you are fit to run any country. Put that Wiimote down and pick up a Poli-Sci book numb skulls.