Colin Powell had this to say about suggestions that Israel may kill Arafat:
*Sarcasm Alert* We wouldn’t want to cause rage throughout the Arab world, since up until now, they have been so quiet. They were especially quiet during the Iraq war, which Mr Powell would not have supported had it caused some rage.
“The consequences would not be good ones. I think you can anticipate that there would be rage throughout the Arab world, the Muslim worldand in many other parts of the world.”