Neocon: Obama can save presidency by bombing Iran | Raw Story Neocon: Obama can save presidency by bombing Iran By John Byrne Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010 -- 10:30 am Share on Facebook Stumble This! "Here is an idea for Barack Obama to salvage his tottering administration by taking a step that protects the United States and its allies," begins neoconservative scholar Daniel Pipes. "He needs a dramatic gesture to change the public perception of him as a light-weight, bumbling ideologue, preferably in an arena where the stakes are high, where he can take charge, and where he can trump expectations." <skip> "Such an opportunity does exist," Pipes writes. "Obama can give orders for the U.S. military to destroy Iranâ€™s nuclear-weapon capacity." <skip> "Just as 9/11 caused voters to forget George W. Bushâ€™s meandering early months, a strike on Iranian facilities would dispatch Obamaâ€™s feckless first year down the memory hole and transform the domestic political scene," he writes.