Way to shoot your own argument in the foot. Since you seem to think it's a make peace or make war choice, what do you do about countries that choose war when yours chooses peace. It's a classic prisoners dillema and the stakes are too high to be left the only person who didn't confess. Maybe many others on slashdot are just more pragmatic than you. If you live in a dangerous neighborhood, you can work to improve it and the peace of everyone living there without saying "if someone breaks into my house, I'm so dedicated to peace that I won't have a means to protect myself." Only a dedicated pacifist can say they wouldn't and I haven't met one lately (I'd consider letting the police expel your intruders with lethal force no different than doing it yourself).