I'm not OK with terrorists. But I don't think a nuke in the middle east would have prevented the things that happened in San Bernadino, Paris, Nice and so on. It would only piss normal people off and make it easier for terror organisations to recruit members around the world. We have to fight this another way.
Somehow I don't think Muslims who are peaceful US or French or British or German citizens are going to care much about what happens in the Middle East. Did people with German or Japanese background who were US citizens in WWII suddenly become radicalized when we bombed the shit out of these countries? So no, we're not going to create large numbers of new terrorists out of our own citizens by going ahead and dealing with the problem in the ME in the harshest possible manner. The culture in ME countries lends itself to creating large numbers of terrorists more than Islam itself.