One of my roommates asked me if I thought there would be a better chance at peace in the Middle East when Arafat dies. I told him I really doubted it. Here's why . That's a clip from a kids' show on Palestinian government television . Personally, I can't remember the last time I saw a cute and fuzzy puppet announce, in a squeaky voice, his plans to pick up an AK and raise a riot, but there you go.