David Carr at Samizdata broke the news the right way:
Reports from Paris indicate that there has been a marked improvement in the condition of Yasser Arafat.
And, Max Boot has some thoughtful comments about Arafat and his enablers as well.
I remember touring Israel as a teenager. There were numerous stops at memorials where innocent people had been murdered by the PLO (including at least one busload of schoolchildren) acting upon the orders of Arafat. I also remember the murders of the athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972.
Arafat was human garbage.
I feel as if the world is significantly cleaner now that he’s dead.
UPDATE: Solomonia has a good roundup of web reactions (Hat Tip: The World). Please do spend a few minutes at the Israeli Memorial Site for recent victims of Palestinian violence and terrorism. I think that reading about the victims and the attacks helps put what some are calling a great and courageous struggle into perspective.