The strikes against the Iraqi regime's administrative buildings may be destroying valuable evidence of past covert operations of the regime, information about Iraqi intelligence agents currently abroad, and extensive documentation of contacts with assorted terrorist groups. Knocking out palaces that are more for Saddam's luxurious lifestyle is undestandable. Knocking out communications and radar and military command centers are both similarly understandable. But the bombs dropped on administrative buildings come with the cost of covering up past misdeeds and of information about other governments and terrorist groups. I have to wonder whether these downsides were considered when target choices were made.
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