US Bans Rodman From Visiting Other Countries
WASHINGTON D.C. (The Global Edition) – The U.S. State Department has issued a special ban today, barring former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman from visiting other world countries.
At a news conference held at the White House, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that the decision to prevent the former Chicago Bulls power forward from leaving U.S. ground is just a matter of “national security”, nothing personal against the former NBA star.
“All the senators have voted and the bill passed unanimously”, said Mr. Panetta. “Judging by his track record, it’s better if Mr. Rodman stays here where he can cause problems that we can easily fix”, added the Pentagon chief.
The U.S. Defense Secretary explained that if Rodman, just by spending a week in North Korea, managed to motivate them to turn their nuclear warheads at his birthplace, who knows what might happen if he went somewhere for a month or even two.
“We fully understand that spending a week with Mr. Rodman will make you want to bomb the living hell of the place where he’s from, so that’s why this newly appointed ban is of such high importance to the security of this great country”, said Mr. Panetta.
The policy change, part of efforts to bolster security, will allow the U.S. Secretary of Defense to authorize former NBA player’s individual visits to places that have “no weapons at all, not even spears”.