Think of how many words and how much space it would take a pundit, op-ed/editorial writer or blogger explain this cartoon.
As an experienced remedial teacher, I applaud Netanyahu's use of this technique. And it makes me wonder if one of the reasons that the media and international leaders and diplomats haven't condemned Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vicious, threatening United Nations General Assembly speech be that they were bored to death and had tuned out?
Ahmadinejad, who has called for the destruction of Israel stated that the Israeli government was a "fake government" responsible for the "genocide" of the Palestinian people. Ahmadinejad did not mention Israel's unilateral peace moves such as leaving Gaza and the terror rockets fired from Gaza at Israeli towns and cities.
"The continued threat by the uncivilized Zionists to resort to military action against our great nation is a clear example of this bitter reality," said Ahmadinejad, who in the past has denied the Holocaust and just days earlier called for the "elimination" of Israel.
Ahmadinejad stated that despite all efforts to achieve happiness - capitalism and consumerism by the US, the UK, France, Germany and Japan was responsible for both droughts and floods. He stated that the present global, democratic leadership represented an oppressive international world order, words that Hitler once used. That this "wrong management of the world was working for the devil" - colonialism founded on materialism and capitalism.
How many people listened and how many cared about what he said? How much does this speech differ with his other ones?
One excellent commentator on the subject is Arlene Kushner, and I highly recommend reading her article about those two United Nations speeches plus the Obama's.
Kushner's analysis is excellent, and considering that today is the Eve of the Holiday of Succot, and I have much too much to do at home, I'll leave you in Arlene's very capable hands.