Suppose some Islamic terrorist group were to suddenly set off a nuclear weapon, improvised or otherwise, in a U.S. city such as Des Moines, or St. Louis, or New York, or Los Angeles etc. Not just a dirty bomb, but a full-fledged Hiroshima-type nuke or larger. One fine sunny morning, suddenly half the city vanishes. A terrorist group (Al-Qaeda, or Hezbollah, or etc.) claims credit, and preliminary investigation turns up strong evidence that they really were the ones who did it. Two questions: 1.) What will the United States do? 2.) What SHOULD the United States do? I asked the first question so that the Republican-bashers and Democrat-bashers can vent as usual about how poor the other party's response will be. The second question is the real one, to which I'd like serious answers. U.N. involvement? Use of our nukes in response? Round up all Islamics within U.S. borders? Military invasion to ferret out every last member of the group while trying to avoid damage to "innocent" civilians not part of the group? Fold up and cry? Forbid the religion of Islam within our borders? Build and man a border fence? Signal Osama we'll now negotiate? Declare martial law? Pass Patriot Act III? Please "check all that apply", and please add your own suggestions. Remember, a few million Americans just got incinerated in about half a second. What do we do? .