Meir Dagan, the recently-retired head of the Mossad, has stated that he was partly responsible for putting the brakes on Prime Minister Netanyahu's desire to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities, a desire he allegedly shares with his defense minister, Ehud Barak. But Dagan, as well as the former IDF chief of staff, Gabi Ashkenazi, are gone from power, and Dagan has stated, "Now I am afraid that there is no one to stop Bibi and Barak."

Dagan's warnings are the subject of my latest column at Bloomberg View. And to understand the column, it's best to read this piece I wrote for The Atlantic last year.