Last year it was the “Insatiable Crocodile of Militant Islam“, this year it was a bomb torn from the pages of Spy v.s. Spy. For the highlight of Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to the UN General Assembly today see the screenshot above.
Here’s a roundup of some of the immediate reaction on Twitter:
— Roger Cohen (@NYTimesCohen) September 27, 2012
strategic ambiguity RT @miekeeoyang: Bibi chart confusing. Does he mean 70% complete = 20% enrichment/HEU? Is 90% complete = weapons grade?
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) September 27, 2012
I want to know who in the Israeli delegation saw that bomb chart and said, “yeah, this is great.” #Netanyahu
— joseph dana (@ibnezra) September 27, 2012
Okay, it’s official: #Netanyahu has no idea what he’s doing. He has just turned a serious issue into a joke.
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) September 27, 2012
Bibi’s got the Looney Tunes bomb!
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) September 27, 2012
Not everyone thought the cartoon bomb was such a bad idea:
Bibi’s use of that chart was one of the most effective, gripping, uses of a chart I’ve ever seen. Is the world listening??
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) September 27, 2012
Theory: ppl freaking out about bomb chart would have preferred to have their intellects flattered with unintelligibly complex chart
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) September 27, 2012
Probably the best response was from Ozzy BonHalen:
(Image: Ozzy BonHalen)
This is also good from the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation: