It was not even a year ago that former Mossad chief, Meir Dagan, stated that the idea of Israel bombing Iranian nuclear facilities was, “the stupidest idea I’ve ever heard.”[1] He was backed by another former Mossad chief, Danny Yatom, who added that there was little point in Israeli airstrikes as they could only hinder, and not prevent, Iran’s potential to develop nuclear weapons.  Yet, as Iran announced further gains in its quest  to master the nuclear fuel cycle (translated in many western capitals as another advancement toward Iran’s capacity to build a nuclear weapon), the Israeli PM, Benyamin Netanyahu, was visiting Ottawa then Washington attempting to shore up support for a pre-emptive airstrike against Iranian nuclear facilities.