If the objective of the West was the destruction of Nazi Germany, it was a "smashing" success. But why destroy Hitler? If to liberate Germans, it was not worth it. After all, the Germans voted Hitler in.
Ummmm... we didn't really care if the Germans were killing Germans. What we did care abiut was that Germany was eating all the Europeans countries. Britain was on the verge of falling. So we fought the Europeans from to save Brittan and France, not to liberate the German people. (Only later in the war did we find out that the Jews were being killed.)
This article starts off good, talking about how the USSR killed many people, so we didn't really win anything during WWII, since one killer was replaced by another. But for the most part, we are fine with nations killing themselves, as long as they don't invade other countries. And when USSR covertly invaded other countries is when the Cold War started.
I donno, the article is a good read, but in the end I think it is wrong.