Since they didn't hit anything they should have done, the strikes were very wasteful indeed. But what, if any, options the USA had at the time is not relevant to current & future requirements of the USA, UK, France, etc., & procurement decisions to be made on how to meet those requirements. We should be considering the future utility of cruise missiles vs UCAVs. Note that this doesn't mean that we should consider whether to buy one or the other, but which is best suited to particular purposes.
Originally Posted by Rookh
Juris praecepta sunt haec: honeste vivere, alterum non laedere, suum cuique tribuere.