Pat Oliphant for May 15, 1987
Yassir Arafat: The desert is vast. President Ronald Reagan: How vast is it? Arafat: If one laid 4000 stinger missiles end to end they would reach across it. Ah, but they cost much money it is said. Reagan: There must be 40 million grains of sand in such a desert. Arafat: Verily, the very figure I had in mind. Reagan: Done. Arafat: The desert is vast. Reagan: Is it as big as, say, Nicaragua? Arafat: Ah, a million times bigger. Reagan: How often do you visit the desert? Arafat: Perhaps once a month. Reagan: Done. Punk: Done and done.