Predictions: Did It Happen?

Charles Krauthammer, July 2009:
“Yes, Obama’s aura has diminished, in part because of overweening overexposure. But by year’s end he will emerge with something he can call health care reform. The Democrats in Congress will pass it because they must. Otherwise, they’ll have slain their own savior in his first year in office.” Link
Prediction occur? Yes.
Update, January 2010, post Scott-Brown victory: For awhile there it looked like Obama had it in the bag. Not so sure now.
Update, April 2010. Krauthammer right on, after all.

John Bolton, July 2009:
“Yet Iran’s progress with nuclear weapons and air defenses means Israel’s military option is declining over time. It will have to make a decision soon, and it will be no surprise if Israel strikes by year’s end. Israel’s choice could determine whether Iran obtains nuclear weapons in the foreseeable future.” Link
Prediction Occur? No.

Predictions from earlier years that have not happened – that hopefully never will happen, but still very worrisome:

Niall Ferguson, January 2006:
“The devastating nuclear exchange of August 2007 represented not only the failure of diplomacy, it marked the end of the oil age. Some even said it marked the twilight of the West. Yet the historian is bound to ask whether or not the true significance of the 2007-2011 war was to vindicate the Bush administration’s original principle of pre-emption. For, if that principle had been adhered to in 2006, Iran’s nuclear bid might have been thwarted at minimal cost. And the Great Gulf War might never have happened.” Link
Prediction occur? No.

Pat Robertson, January 2007:
“Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson predicted Tuesday a horrific terrorist act on the United States that will result in ‘mass killing’ late in 2007. ‘I’m not necessarily saying it’s going to be nuclear,’ he said during his news-and-talk television show The 700 Club on the Christian Broadcasting Network ‘The Lord didn’t say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that.’ Robertson said God told him during a recent prayer retreat that major cities and possibly millions of people will be affected by the attack, which should take place sometime after September.’I put these things out with humility,’ he said. Link
Prediction Occur? Robertson humbled.