Do You Agree City Bombings and Killings Are Morally Wrong or Are They Unfortunate, but Necessary?

Stephen Nathanson argues that city bombings and “collateral damage” killings are morally wrong in opposition to those who argue they are unfortunate, but necessary, to defeat dictators and terrorists. Nathanson argues that we must “bend over backwards” to avoid harm to civilian non-combatants or run the risk of becoming the moral equivalent of terrorists. Do you agree with Nathanson’s argument? Why or why not?