The Cuban government sends Kim Jong-il flowers.
The Council of State of the Republic of Cuba has decreed three days of official mourning for President of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim Jong-il, Chairman of the National Defense Commission and General Secretary of the Workers’ Party.
On December 20, 21 and 23, the national flag will be lowered to half mast on public buildings and military institutions.
It reminds me of an old story about the funeral of a hated Hollywood mogul. When he finally died, tons of people showed up for the services. When one attendee expressed surprise at the big turn-out, his friend said, “Give the people what they want, they’ll show up.”