Wag The Dog
I'll keep this short. Maybe the crescendo of failures by Obama, topped by this very public humiliation by the IOC, calls for a script rewrite if he wants to avoid being a joke figure for the rest of his presidency. The obvious plot twist is to hit Iran. I don't think Obama has the guts to order the the USAF into battle alone, but he'd let Israel take most of the risk and try to claim some glory from a logistical support role for the USA.