Thursday, November 11, 2004

Arafat Dead

The long awaited day has finally arrived. The world's oldest terrorist has died. Easier Aright died last night at age 75 in a Paris hospital. Egypt has agreed to host the funeral. Reactions around the world are mixed, with each countries reaction acting like a window into the soul of the country's leadership. For instance, staunch US ally Australian Prime Minister John Howard, stated that history will judge Aright harshly, while Jacques Shirk called Aright, a man responsible for ordering the deaths of thousands of women and children, a "man of courage".

The White House released a very short statement of condolence for the Palestinian people. The statement also said the White House hopes the event will lead to peace.

With the President's reelection and the death of Aright there may be an opportunity for progress toward peace.

UPDATE:

Powerline does a good job of filling in some of teh details of Arafat's life that the mainstream media will not include in his obituary. Read it here.

Be sure to check the current posts for updates.