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Dennis Rodman: Kim Jong Un a 'Very Good Guy'

In The World According to Dennis Rodman, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, whom he just saw on his second trip to the country, is quite likeable.

"He has to do his job, but he's a very good guy," Rodman said Monday at a news conference, announcing plans for a "basketball diplomacy" event that will involve players form North Korea.

Meanwhile, Kim presides over one of the most repressive regimes on Earth.

As Human Rights Watch puts it, Kim's succession as supreme leader after the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, in December 2011, "had little impact on the country's dire human rights record."

People are subjected to torture and thrown into prison camps based on political charges. Those who have managed to escape describe horror that includes beatings, starvation and executions.

Source: CNN. Read full article. (link)

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  • Goldwin Smith||

    You Know Who Else was likable and had a country to run?

  • SQRLSY One||

    Emperor / Ayatollah Obozo?

  • JeremyR||

    And why doesn't the same logic apply to Obama?

    We have political prisoners, like like N. Korea.
    We have way more of our population in prison
    We have police killing citizens without any sort of penalty

    And that doesn't go into Obama's drone killing policy, which IMHO, is flat out murder. You don't even have the excuse of collateral damage in a war. Each drone strike is so deliberate that they know exactly what they are doing, they just don't care about civilian casualties (and not to mention, often not in places we are at war at).

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