December 14, 2011
Appearing on CNN, former vice president Dick Cheney told Erin Burnett that Obama should have attacked Iran and destroyed the high-tech CIA spy drone the Iranians brought down.
“The right response to that would have been to go in immediately after it had gone down and destroy it. You can do that from the air. You can do that with a quick airstrike, and in effect make it impossible for them to benefit from having captured that drone,” Cheney says at the 4:00 minute mark in the video below.
Can you imagine a scenario where a Chinese drone is brought down over North Dakota by the U.S. military and the Chinese send in a strike force to destroy it and in the process kill U.S. military personnel in possession of the drone?
It would correctly be viewed as an act of war.