Tuesday, December 13, 2011
The Big Dick may be barely alive, his heart kept beating with a pump device, but he is still a firm hawk when when it comes to the use of U.S. military force.
Dick Cheney told CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront” program that President Obama should have ordered an air strike to quickly destroy a U.S. drone downed by Iran this month.
“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 air strike. And, in effect, make it impossible for them to benefit from having captured that drone.”
Cheney suggested President Obama’s response was as weak as water.
“I was told that the president had three options on his desk. He rejected all of them. He asked nicely for them to return it, and they aren’t going to do that.”
Iran has treated the episode as a propaganda and military coup promising to reverse engineer the sophisticated spy aircraft.
SOURCE: Defense News