Eric, Dresden is a famous case study because since the end of World War II it's been hotly debated whether or not there was any point in bombing it, whether or not it served any military service. Some have argued it was nothing but a show of force by the Allies to show the Russians their military power. In the end, Dresden may have been a mere pawn in a geopolitical game that was already one step ahead of the efforts to beat Hitler. Also, your argument that bombing Hiroshima and Nagasaki was ok because it won the war, is quite despicable. You seem to forget humans are capable of moral judgement, and even pragmatic actions will always be tinged with nuances liable to be interpreted as to whether or not they were morally right. And that brings me back to Israel: what Israel does may be necessary, but we can always debate whether it's right or not.