Dennis Rodman (still from video)

Dennis Rodman defends trip to North Korea

Dennis Rodman isn’t exactly the face you’d want to put on international relations – especially when it comes to North Korea. But the former NBA star’s afiliation with the country just won’t end. In a video on the Guardian website (linked here), Rodman makes a short statement about his intentions. Here’s what he had to say:

“Let’s get one thing straight: this is not a bad deal. I want people in the world, not just in america, in the world. I love my country man, I love it, I’d never trade it for nothing in the world. I want to show people that no matter what’s going on in the world, on one day, just one day, not politics, not all that stuff. I’m sorry about all the people, I’m not the president, I’m not an ambassador, I’m Dennis Rodman. The individual thats showing the world the fact that we can actually get along and be happy for one day.”

Now, it’s clear that Rodman isn’t exactly an official emissary, but his ongoing relationship with North Korea is strange. While he might want to bring peace, harmony and togetherness to the region (all laudable goals), his frequent visits to the secretive nation seems much more about stroking his own ego than world peace.

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