From a reader, the other side of the argument–and my final posting on the matter:
THe idea that somehow [Yalta]…could have been different “if only” is just nonsense. The Soviet army, by ‘45, was largely unbeatable. Despite our guys and the brits heroics against the nazis, it was clearly the Soviets who did most of the fighting (and dying). East Europe was (sadly) a lost cause….
At any rate, I would think NRO would be a bit more honest and stop this nonsense of suggesting “if only.”…. If only Patton had attacked the Russians and started WW3? Would that actually have been a good thing?