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Although Moammar Gadhafi's military compound in Tripoli may have been an icon of palatial luxury in the North African country at some point, now, after the Libyan rebel fighters have had their way, it is a tattered, graffiti-covered mess.

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon toured several decimated sites in Gaza on Tuesday, including the remains of the U compound in Gaza City destroyed last Thursday in an attack The Israeli shelling of the compound has drawn strong international criticism -- not the least of which came from Ban himself both before and during Tuesday's visit.

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