December 18, 2013

How Dennis Rodman Can Help N. Korea

Shin Dong-hyuk, Washington Post

The Associated Press

I have never met you, and until you visited North Korea in February I had never heard of you. Now, I know very well that you are a famous, retired American basketball player with many tattoos. I also understand that you are returning this week to North Korea to coach basketball and perhaps visit for the third time with the country’s dictator, Kim Jong Un, who has become your friend.

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