Kill The Leader?

Thinking about how this war is being conducted, one thing occurred to me — the effect on people under a certain age, who don’t know how things have been done in the past. For example, for a large number of people under a certain age, they must think that war is about trying to kill (or sometimes capture, like Noriega) the leader of the enemy country by blowing up his house, civilian government buildings, even apartment buildings or restaraunts he might be in.