Rush Limbaugh says former NBA star Dennis Rodman is moving in on John Kerry’s job.
After a controversial trip to North Korea in which Rodman played faux-ambassador, Limbaugh seized at the chance to criticize the Obama administration.
“We’ve got the new secretary of state, Dennis Rodman, just back from North Korea talking to Kim Jong Un, who just wants Obama to call him,” Limbaugh said on his radio show on Monday. “Man, what a foreign policy team. Joe Biden, John Kerry, and Dennis Rodman.”
Rodman has been criticized for glossing over human rights violations from the North Vietnamese government and at the same time accusing the United States of having its own record of abuse against citizens. Rush Limbaugh compared those statements to testimony John Kerry gave more than 40 years ago before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
“They told the stories of times that they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power,” Kerry told the Senators. “Cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in the fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, not isolated incidents, but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with a full awareness of officers at all levels of command.”
While Kerry may have spoken out against US involvement in Vietnam, what Dennis Rodman did was different. The former NBA rebounding champion met with a world leader who seen by the US government as an enemy, Kim Jong Un.
Rodman had good things to say about the North Korean leader:
“He’s only 28. He’s not his dad. He’s not his grandpa. He is 28 years old. He’s very humble. He’s a very humble man. He don’t want war, that’s one thing he don’t want. He loves power. He loves control, because of his father, you know, stuff like that. But he’s just…he’s a great guy. He’s just a great guy. You sit down and talk to him.”
Limbaugh said he didn’t see the difference between what Dennis Rodman had to say and what John Kerry told Senate, Politico noted.
“There’s John Kerry basically saying, ‘Hey, we do the same thing the North Vietnamese do.’ […] He was spelling out the way American troops were behaving in Vietnam. [It’s] no different than Dennis Rodman coming back and saying, ‘Hey, you know, we have prison camps here. We murder people just like Kim Jong Un. It’s the same, just politics,’ ” Limbaugh said.