No one has said this better yet
From Freeman Dyson's 'New York Review of Books' review of "Armageddon: The Battle for Germany" by Max Hastings: "The history of World War II teaches us several lesson that are still valid today. First is the immense importance of the Geneva Conventions on humane treatment of prisoners in mitigating the human costs of war...It is not possible to calculate the numbers of lives saved in the West and lost in the East (European fronts). The numbers certainly amount to hundreds of thousands in the West and millions in the East. Americans who are trying today to weaken or evade the Geneva rules are acting shortsightedly as well as immorally."
Once again may god continue to bless George W. Bush.