Although the DPRK has been launching rockets and producing videos showing the demise of the U.S., Kim told Rodman to tell Barack Obama to call him, because he really doesn't want war, he just wants to talk basketball, since they both have a love of the sport.
"He loves basketball. ... I said Obama loves basketball. Let's start there" as a way to warm up relations between US and North Korea, Rodman told ABC's "This Week."
"He asked me to give Obama something to say and do one thing. He wants Obama to do one thing, call him," said Rodman, who called the authoritarian leader an "awesome guy" during his trip. The State Department criticized North Korea last week for "wining and dining' Rodman while its own people go hungry.
Rodman also said Kim told him, "I don't want to do war. I don't want to do war."Even though Rodman apparently knows about North Korea's abysmal human rights record, he doesn't seem to care. He still loves the guy who is quite obviously continuing his father's legacy- the man who was considered one of the top worst dictators in the world.
"He's a good guy to me," Rodman said, adding, that "as a person to person, he's my friend. I don't condone what he does."And Rodman wants to return, to "find out more what's really going on."
As though he'd be shown what's really going on. That doesn't happen in Communist countries. Foreigners are only shown what the regime wants them to see.
Official radio report from DPRK.
And the fool's interview with George Stephanopoulos.