Rodman relations

There is not a looser cannon on the international stage than Dennis Rodman, the former loose cannon pro basketball player who has injected himself on the international stage again.

During an all-star basketball exhibition in North Korea, in honor of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, Rodman called him "his best friend" and sang "Happy Birthday" to the Korean leader. He also classified the kidnapping and imprisonment of Kenneth Brae as the American missionary's fault.

Rodman has admitted to being drunk (ya' think) when he made some of his remarks and has formally apologized.

But consider: At least from the perspective of this country, he has every right to speak for Dennis Rodman. He has no right to speak for America and to represent America and go off in a rant in an inebriated state in North Korea or anywhere else.

North Korea is one of the cruelest and most oppressive regimes on the planet. There is a reason for its isolation. For example, Jong, who seems to like American celebrities who coddle to him, had his uncle executed, the guy who was once his mentor.

Who has a crazier mindset? Rodman or the North Korean leader?

Now, Rodman doesn't have nuclear weapons and hasn't killed anybody. He's just an egotistical weirdo who likes to "bomb" the international spotlight.

I'd rather he just stick to basketball. On statesmanship, he's already fouled out.

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lachowsj 01/13/14 - 08:06 am
Short Rodman bio

Not a very good role model, a sloppy and angry drunk, doesn't speak well, can't sing. On the positive side, could play pretty good defense at one time. And even though by his presence in North Korea he makes Kim Jong Un look even shorter and fatter, he has managed thus far not to get himself imprisoned or killed. That takes some kind of talent.

David McCollum
David McCollum 01/13/14 - 11:49 am
You got a point there. He's

You got a point there. He's probably come closer to that in the USA

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