|Dennis Rodman Shooting for Nobel Peace Prize|
|by Tom McGregor||Tue, Mar 5, 2013, 04:00 AM|
Although it may seem foolish that former NBA Dallas Mavericks player Dennis Rodman befriended North Korean dictator, Kim Jong-un, but if you really think about it, he’s more deserving of the Nobel Peace Prize than President Barack Obama, who was awarded the peace medal in his first year in the White House.
President Barack Obama has expanded drone killing missions in the Middle East, bungled in Benghazi, aided and abetted Muslim Brotherhood terrorists in Egypt, incited radical Muslims to overthrow moderate Arab governments that were friendly with the U.S., and is now stockpiling guns & ammo for Homeland Security.
Is Dennis Rodman guilty of similar ‘crimes against humanity?’ Maybe yes, if you’ve seen him wear a wedding dress, which has caused some witnesses to suffer from ‘shock and nausea.’ Nevertheless, Mr. Rodman just played basketball with the North Korean leader in Pyongyang and created an aura of humor for diplomacy.
As a U.S. citizen, who has lived in different foreign countries in Asia for over a decade, I have noticed one major flaw with American-style diplomacy. US diplomats living abroad spend little time trying to get to know the natives. They spend most of their time amongst themselves and set up security barriers to prevent regular people from getting to meet them. They live in fortress-like diplomatic enclaves.
Mr. Rodman ignored so-called diplomatic protocol by visiting the Kim regime in Pyongyang. Some might say he’s condoning human rights abuses by visiting the Kim family, but that’s not so. Isn’t diplomacy really supposed to be about forging better communications between national governments, whether they be friend or foe?
Besides, the late South Korean President Kim Dae-jung and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-il won the Nobel Peace Prize after they met each other face-to-face for a summit in Pyongyang. Perhaps, Dennis Rodman will get the prize too. We may find his North Korean adventure funny, but at least he deserves the award more than Obama did.
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