According to this report, Kim Jong Il is sorry.
Not half as sorry as he’ll be later on. Probably much less than half, since it sounds like the familiar, “Oh, did I do that? Sorry.” I wonder what the original report says — did he say, “pardon this unfortunateness,” version of sorry, or the “I apologize,” kind. Oh, damn. He said it to someone from China. So who knows what language it was said in.