Apocalypse not now.

“If you hadn’t heard,” writes Aditya Dasgupta at Foreign Policy’s blog, “Bernard Lewis – an eminent Princeton academic who is an extremely influential voice in the White House – actually predicted that Iran might try to wipe out Israel on August 22, 2006. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been surprised to see this kind of blind speculation gracing the op-ed pages of the WSJ. And one week after August 22, the prediction seems even more ridiculous.”