Benjamin Netanyahu sparked a slew of headlines today, after using a simplistic bomb diagram to explain the Iranian nuclear crisis to the UN General Assembly.
Tomorrow morning’s newspapers are likely to carry the image, a fact pointed out by media commentators on both sides of the aisle. Today, however, spectators could get a taste of what reporters will ultimately spin out, as bloggers, journalists and laymen took to Twitter to express their takes.
The ADL released a statement of its own this afternoon, praising the Israeli leader’s speech in general, and his bomb diagram in particular.
“Prime Minister Netanyahu laid out in detail and even used a very simple but quite effective graphic to demonstrate to the international community the basic reasons why it is crucial to intensify international action to stop Iran’s accelerating nuclear weapons program,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL national director. “Praising President Obama and others in the international community for the imposition of harsh sanctions, the prime minister also made clear why the international community must now stipulate a specific ‘red line’ beyond which Iran’s program will not be permitted to proceed.”