Yes, It is like WWII. We want to live in peace with our neighbors, however we were faced with an enemy that wanted our total and complete destruction. They made it clear that their was no reason or logic for their hate. At that point we have to say to ourselves,"regardless of how wrong their idiology is they can kill us just as dead, so we must end this with their blood". So we put down the olive branch with regret and pick up the quiver of arrows. Once we do that, we will not put them down till there is no one else to threaten our peace. Only at that point will we pick up the olive branch again.
I feel we havent gotten to that point, since we show restraint every day, and our enemy uses every resource he has to destroy us every day. They do not see that we have the resources and the means to scrape them from the face of the earth and salt the feilds of their culture. All we lack is the will, and with every attack they hand us a little more of that will. At some point, and no one knows when that point is the scales tip, and our will is complete. There will be no mercy, no restraint, no forgiveness. Just their death. Then ..... only then we will have peace.
There is much truth in your words, and until their total destruction, peace is out of the question.
Diplomacy with terrorists results in more deaths of innocent Americans.
May my arrow fly straight into thine enemies dark heart,