This photo shows what Dresden looked like after the U.S. and Great Britain bombed it in February of 1945.
It is shocking to look at. But it had to be done, in the eyes of the leaders back then, to defeat Germany.
In the 1940's we (the US) were willing to destroy cities to ensure victory. Today, we worry about offending Iraqi "detainees" (non-affiliated guerilla combatants = terrorist thugs*). God forbid we should rough them up a little. Or make them pose for embarrassing pictures.
Are we in this war to win, or have we become soft?
*According to the international conventions that the U.S. has accepted on the treatment of POWs, guys who don't wear a uniform, and run around blowing up civilians do not have any rights to be treated like POWs. They should be grateful they weren't shot on sight.