Thursday, November 11, 2004

Arafat is no longer "pining for the fjords"

Yassir Arafat, the failed Palestinian statesman and sometime vegetable, has finally passed on. He is no more. He has ceased to be. He has expired and gone to meet his maker. He is a stiff. Bereft of life, he rests in peace. If the French hadn't hooked him up to a life-support machine before, he'd be pushing up the daisies by now. His metabolic processes are now history. He's off the twig. He's kicked the bucket, he's shuffled off this mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleeding choir invisible. Yassir is an ex-human.

Hopefully the Palestinians will now be able to make the most of their newfound opportunity and make real progress in setting up a Palestinian State.