Earlier on Monday, President Barack Obama had explained that U.S. officials asked Iran to return the RQ-170 Sentinel surveillance drone. "The right response to that would have been to go in immediately after it had gone down and destroy it," Cheney told CNN's Erin Burnett. "You can do that from the air. You can do that with a quick air strike, and in effect make it impossible for them to benefit from having captured that drone."Yes, that would have made things all better, what better solution than a Dick Cheney endorsed one? Of course, there is this little problem:
The U.S. violated Iran’s airspace and must be held accountable for infringing on international laws, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said in Tehran today.That's undoubtedly true.
I know Dick Cheney and most every other Republican (and too many Democrats) don't think International Law applied to American actions, just to everyone else, but that makes a bad legal defense -- amongst other obvious moral problems a Dick Cheney doesn't care about.