As a boy, I moved often because of my father's occupation. I was forever "the new kid;" a target of every adolescent ne'er-do-well that you can imagine. Believe me, I tried words, and words were fed back to me with bloody lips. Here we're talking about entire bully nations that have no sense of Western civilization; that would just as well blow us up as speak to us, and liberal religious groups are asking that we just talk nicely to them so that they will change their disposition and join us in our efforts to bring earthly harmony?
Please, nukes are out of the gate. Should we wish to achieve world peace, we'll do so by being a taloned eagle, not an idealistic clay pigeon. If we present ourselves as declawed, I can guarantee that we'll soon be extinct.
We don't live in a world where man is essentially good, despite the opinion of religious cults, but in a world of murder and terrorism, ideological falsehood over Biblical truth, and every other result of the fact that mankind is essentially prone to evil. It's this fact that brought Jesus to us.