1. I think international law (as a predetermined code) is misguided or ineffective.
2. I think carrying out the laws of this country should take priority over international opinion. This is a part of Mr. Bush's approach (and Reagan's famous approach, according to legend) that I liked, even if I didn't like the actual decisions he made.
I would like the U.S. to be held in high regard by the rest of the world, but it's not the most important thing, and there are better ways to do it. For example, news says that Obama may send diplomats to talk directly with Iran. This is a good move, I think. And you see how that is different from ignoring the Medal of Honor celebration.
There's my uninvited opinion.