November 14, 2004
Couldn't Happen to a Worthier "Person"
Note: this is a post recovered from my old blog, before it died of an insufficient backup. Any comments/trackbacks on it have not been brought over, but can be seen with the original. The date is that of the original posting.\"\;
Wizbang and others are reporting that Yasser Arafat has died, or more likely, is at this point "mostly dead", with no brain activity and kept "alive" with machines. My guess is, he will remain "alive" until the Palestinians figure out what to do in his absence. Given how Arafat was as likely to kill overly-ambitious confederates as little children and athletes, it may take some time for them to figure this out.
The only shame about Arafat's death was that it was not at the hands of his victims - either the Israeli or the Palestinian ones.
UPDATE (11/10): Arafat is finally really most sincerely dead.