Does This Make For An Effective Speech At The United Nations?


I must say, for all my concern about Iran and the nuclear issue all I could think of was Ross Perot when the chart came out.

I just do not think Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel displaying a  silly diagram while speaking about Iran’s nuclear program at the U.N was at all effective.

It was a rather sophomoric way to deal with a serious problem.

4 thoughts on “Does This Make For An Effective Speech At The United Nations?

  1. Patrick

    “Unfortunately, that is not the case in many other countries. For today, a great battle is being waged between the modern and the medieval.

    The forces of modernity seek a bright future in which the rights of all are protected, in which an ever-expanding digital library is available in the palm of every child, in which every life is sacred.

    The forces of medievalism seek a world in which women and minorities are subjugated, in which knowledge is suppressed, in which not life but death is glorified.

    These forces clash around the globe, but nowhere more starkly than in the Middle East.

    Israel stands proudly with the forces of modernity. We protect the rights of all our citizens: men and women, Jews and Arabs, Muslims and Christians – all are equal before the law.”

    Did you even read the speech?

  2. I watched the speech today when it was delivered.

    I did not question the words of his speech, but I questioned the use of the graph or display–I thought it looked juvenile and undercut the seriousness of the speech. Hence the line in my post “It was a rather sophomoric way to deal with a serious problem.”

  3. John Costello

    Not Effective? Nonsense! Finally he spells it out in no uncertain terms, with finger jabbing for emphasis, and he’s called ineffective. Please note that a people “easily moved” are also a people not easily educated. For instance, I thought the combination chart/bomb was particularlly effective. It drives home the point without getting into all that legal and historical mumbo jumbo.

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