In a sense, Clinton's visit reflects deepening desperation over the insanity of Kim Jong Il's nation-size gulag.
The current ruler, Kim Jong Il, does seem to be worried about passing power to one of his three sons.
Kim Jong Il had even invited Bill Clinton to the North Korean capital for a summit.
“If the someone asks what asks what you are wearing, tell them Kim Jong Il,” he added.
Kim Jong Il, the current leader, apparently had a stroke last August and must now scramble to create a succession arrangement.
The consensus view is that Kim Jong Il is not long for this world, yet there is no succession plan in place.
They're America's biggest investor and our best chance at quelling Kim Jong Il.
Newsweek recently tracked the paths of Kim Jong Il's three sons.