The atomic bomb saved more lives than it took during World War 2. It told the fanatic Japanese we were serious. It broke them. They surrendered.
Instead of sending a message to Islamic Extremists that we are serious, we do things like spend our time wringing our hands about whether or not we are "creating" more terrorists by fighting against Extremist Muslims. The governments of the world should let them know we are serious. The conflict could have been over by now.
Does that mean we need to "nuke" the Middle East? You tell me.