Dennis Rodman puts up North Korean air ball

  • Article by: DALE McFEATTERS , Scripps Howard News Service
  • Updated: March 5, 2013 - 1:56 PM

Rodman doesn’t care about Kim Jong Un’s human rights record or U.S. diplomacy.

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owatonnabillMar. 5, 13 3:45 PM

Wasn't "ping-pong diplomacy" the key that opened the door to more normalized relations with China a few decades back? So what's wrong with basketball diplomacy? Don't sell Rodman short. He managed to do in one visit what our State Department hasn't been able to do for sixty years.

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stribologistMar. 5, 13 9:56 PM

I was going to insult the author of this article for the total lack of objectivity, and then I saw it was 'Scripps Services.' Now I know that it was the man. Thank you for letting me know what I should think.

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infocusMar. 6, 13 6:44 AM

What about America's human right record? Millions of its citizens incarcerated? Do we need to remind you of the countless innocent killed in America's wars throughout history? Please, get off your high horse. Don't throw stones when you live in a glass house.

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matthewJamesMar. 6, 13 8:32 AM

Maybe he did some good(Rodman), but take the sunglasses off. Please. I think it was more of a farce and a shot at America, and that Kim can be trusted. Not. If the North thought they could win a quick and decisive war and bring the south into the communist realm they would do it in a heart beat. However, South Korea is a very thriving country and far exceeds the North in all social and economic categories.

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dschachenmeyerMar. 6, 1311:10 AM

Rodman exemplifies the term "useful idiot". I would question how much of North Korea Rodman actually saw. My guess is that his visit was tightly controlled and he saw nothing of the rampant starvation among most of the population and brutality of the government. But then again, North Korea is so far behind the information curve, the leadership there probably still think Rodman is relevant as a US celebrity.

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jgmanciniMar. 6, 1311:52 AM

"What about America's human right record?"-----So that means we should embrace every dictator out there with a horrible human rights record? That won't atone for any human rights violations we may have perpetrated. Let's work on cleaning up our own act, instead of pretending Kim Jong Un is a great guy.

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