Dennis Rodman: The answer to world peace?
As we all know US President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong-Un will have their first face to face meeting in Singapore next week with reports Dennis Rodman will also arrive in the city state the day before and may even play a role in the negotiations.
Former NBA star Rodman used to pilloried in the US press for his unusual friendship of sorts with Kim who is a big NBA fan and Rodman who has since made about five trips to NK says a part of their coming together was Rodman giving Kim a copy of Trump's book last year to help better understand him.
"I think [Kim] didn't realize who Donald Trump was at that time, I guess, until he started to read the book and started to get to understand him. Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are pretty much the same," Rodman told the website.
“I don’t want to take all the credit. I don’t want to sit there and say, 'I did this, I did that.’ That’s not my intention,” Rodman told the website.
“My intention was to go over and be a sports ambassador to North Korea so people understand how the people are in North Korea. I think that has resonated to this whole point now.”
The next question becomes how can we as a species better utilise the special talents of this great man? Parachute him into the Gaza strip and let him go to work? Next stop the Middle East? Maybe Beijing re: Tibet? Surely a quiet word to Putin is on the bucket list?
Gandhi. Mother Teresa. Dennis Rodman, agents of World Peace.