The Christian Science Monitor reports that many analysts believe North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il uses lookalikes for travel and public appearances due to ill health, and at least one claims that it was one of these impersonators and not the real Kim Jong-il who met with Bill Clinton during the former president's trip to North Korea in August to secure the release of the two journalists being held there:
"Shigemura suspects that a skilled actor delivered the lines to Mr. Clinton during their three-hour, 17-minute meeting, which ended with Mr. Clinton flying back to the US with two journalists who had been held for 140 days."
So Clinton might not have been the only one doing Oscar-level acting that day.
Did President Clinton meet N. Korea's Kim Jong-il or his look-alike? [CSM]