"And anyway, the idea that any single individual is so dangerous that to let them go is to jeopardize national security betrays either a very cynical PR strategy or a very stupid threat assessment. I hate to be the bearer of bad news but there will never come a day when we've imprisoned or killed all the "bad guys." New ones are born every day --- many of them because of that godforsaken black hole of a prison camp where we are holding people forever. If all these patriots were really concerned about national security they'd be for closing Guantanamo instead of holding on to a rapidly aging group of prisoners, turning them into martyrs, and pretending that it is keeping us safe. It's doing the opposite. "
*With apologies to Stephen Colbert.