The funeral of Otto Warmbeir was so sad, and I think it could have been avoided.
Where were Otto’s good manners? Did his parents teach him to tear posters off walls of all the hotels that he had ever visited? Where was the good sense of a young tourist who should have read the rules of foreign travel?
All his great education was for naught if he could not understand that simple good manners apply whether he is in America or Timbucktu.
What would have we thought if he went to Paris and started stealing posters?
I blame his parents, and I think they have no cause to lay all the trouble on someone else.
Anyone who has read the news or kept up with international events knows that the North Koreans are a bit unbalanced, and should act accordingly.