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Kim Jong-Il Kicks Iran out of Axis of Evil, Calling it 'Not Evil Enough'

05/25/2011 12:20 pm ET

One day after a National Intelligence Estimate revealed that Iran halted its nuclear arms program in 2003, North Korean president Kim Jong-Il ejected Iran from the Axis of Evil, calling them "not evil enough."

A visibly furious Kim called a press conference in Pyongyang today to excoriate the Iranians as "evildoer wannabes" and "pussies."

"I can't tell you how many times Mahmoud Ahmadinejad looked me t in the eye, told me he was developing nuclear weapons, and cackled like a madman," Kim said. "That man does not deserve to cackle."

Kim added that when Iran was admitted into the Axis of Evil in 2002, "they knew the rules: no nukes, no membership."

The National Intelligence Estimate, Kim said, showed that Iran was not holding up their end of the bargain: "They said they were enriching uranium and all the while they were going all Libya on my ass."

In the first step towards formally removing Iran from the evil organization, the North Korean strongman said he was "un-inviting" Mr. Ahmadinejad from the Axis of Evil's winter golf outing in Scottsdale Arizona.

In a terse statement from Mr. Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president said he would agree not to attend the outing but wanted his deposit back.

As for who would take Iran's place in the Axis of Evil, Kim said there was no shortage of candidates: "Right now we're looking at Venezuela, Syria, and Rupert Murdoch."

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