This is dumb. It just isn't, unless you want to argue that peace mode is bad for the game.
What's more, none of you guys complained about it when C&G did it in the TPF war.
A recap of the TPF war: C&G hit TPF, then we ordered our lower-tier nations into dove, then C&G ordered their upper-tier nations into dove.
C&G used exactly the strategy that we've been using in this war, and the reason was that they did not want to fight TOP's upper tier.
Just like we don't want to fight Umbrella's upper tier.