Thats the word from author David Wallechinsky whose been compiling a list of the worst living dictators for Parade magazine for several years.
He believes Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir should keep his No. 1 spot over Jong-il because he is responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of people and, he points out, just because you have a nuclear weapon doesnt necessarily bump you up a notch.
Says Wallechinsky: I mean Kim Jong-ils in second place you gotta give the guy some credit.
Other dictators that make the grade include Uzbekistan leader Islam Karimov and Fidel Castro, although Wallechinsky admits hes an over the hill dictator and could possibly be taken off the list soon if his health doesnt improve.
Wallechinskys book Tyrants: The Worlds Worst Living Dictators (Regan) is currently in stores.
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