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  • North Korea is Exploiting Rodman

    7 53.85%
  • America is using him to collect intel etc.

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  • It's all about the basketball

    3 23.08%
  • Rodman is thumbing his nose at America

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Thread: Dennis Rodman: International man of Mystery

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    Re: Dennis Rodman: International man of Mystery

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Couldn't you view his statement about Obama and Clinton as an example of his naivety about North Korea?
    Absolutely - but then, maybe North Korea isn't all that complicated. One could also argue that it's simply refreshing candor.

    Maybe Rodman is extending the hand of friendship that the US administration didn't extend when Kim III came into power. Clearly, Obama's use of threat and bombast has not had much effect anywhere in the world, wouldn't you agree? And why should Rodman be expected to, on his own, seek the release of a US citizen in North Korea if the administration hasn't laid the groundwork for such a potential rapprochement with them.

    I could equally argue that any American expectation that Rodman can be more than just a social connection with the regime is naive. But then again, maybe the social connection and the flooding of American culture that often comes with it could be just the opening needed to awaken a move to normalized relations between North Korea and the west, in general, and with South Korea and other Asian neighbors in particular.

    One can always hope, and having hope isn't necessarily naivette.
    "Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views." William F. Buckley Jr.

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    Re: Dennis Rodman: International man of Mystery

    Rodman is a genius.
    Be skeptical of anyone who wears a political label - party or ideology - with pride. Most of our problems are because people love to "debate" (it isn't debate, but they pretend it is), but are not interested in developing solutions. Solutions require empathy, thought, and compromise, and most folks aren't interested.

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    Re: Dennis Rodman: International man of Mystery

    Quote Originally Posted by polisciguy View Post
    Rodman is a genius.

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