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Symbolism is an effective phycological weapon, as an attack on a target with a relatively small population (the White House) would probably be more effective at getting the attention of the United States then an attack on a large population center in my opinion.
If they did attack the White House (or did attack us on any level nearing 9/11), I would advocate for symbolically significant Nuclear attack of every entity that supported such attacks, be they religious or secular (up to and including the complete destruction of Syria and Iran.)
Why are we worrying about why they intentionally target and kill innocent civilians by the thousands. Diplomacy and concession are considered weakness in these countries, and we cannot afford to respond to threats of death and destruction with apologies and concessions. The only language these type of people speak is that of blood and the sword. At this point loving them to death will not work.
Beware that you do not awake the sleeping tiger.