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article imageCommentator wants Pres. Obama to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities

By Andrew Moran     Feb 2, 2010 in Politics
In an opinion piece published on the National Review website, neoconservative commentator and academic, Daniel Pipes, urged United States President Barack Obama to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities in order to save his presidency.
On Tuesday, Daniel Pipes, a Neoconservative commentator, published an opinion piece in the publication National Review to offer some advice for President Barack Obama and his fledgling presidency, which is to bomb Iran.
Pipes believes there is an opportunity to increase President Obama’s approval ratings and to change the public’s perception of him as a “light-weight, bumbling ideologue” and the opportunity would be to order the United States military to “destroy Iran’s nuclear-weapon capacity.”
The founder and director of the Middle East Forum said there are four circumstances that could permit a strike against Iran: the National Intelligence Estimate’s 2007 reversal that stated Iran has halted its nuclear weapons program, the possibility that Iranian leaders may get the bomb and detonate it, polling cited by Pipes suggests that majority of Americans support an attack on Iran’s nuclear infrastructure and, lastly, if the US just limited itself to strike their nuclear facilities then it would require “few boots.”
“Just as 9/11 caused voters to forget George W. Bush’s meandering early months, a strike on Iranian facilities would dispatch Obama’s feckless first year down the memory hole and transform the domestic political scene. It would sideline health care, prompt Republicans to work with Democrats, and make the netroots squeal, independents reconsider, and conservatives swoon.”
Pipes concluded that the Iranians are improving their defensive capabilities, therefore, the “opportunity is closing” for Obama. Pipes urges Obama to act now otherwise, “on Obama’s watch,” the world will become a much dangerous place.
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