If I’m the IOC I give the games to Obama (Chicago)

One of the most important things in diplomacy when you are going to disappoint a friend is to give them something to hang their hat on.

The international community in my opinion is not going to do a thing about Iran, they are not going to help in Afghanistan and will be favoring China in monitary issues.

The Olympics in the end generally is all about show and face, it will be a net money loser.

No naturally they will give it to the president that will give him a foreign policy victory, he will need one in his hat over the next few years.

Myself I would have done more than just a zip trip and maybe visit an ally or two but it is still legit use of power, but his success will be used to mask other failures.

Update: Or not.