Allowing suspects to indefinitely linger in our cells is, in fact, detrimental to our national security goals. If a suspect is proven to be a terrorist, for the sake of the victims and deterring any future attacks, he or she must be brought to justice. America has done this with Timothy McVeigh and hundreds of other terrorists.
What's curious about the left's current obsession with Timothy McVeigh is that it proves that - despite a frantic search for 15 years - liberals have come across no better evidence of burgeoning "right-wing extremist" violence than a drug-taking, self-described "agnostic" who was thrown out of the Michigan Militia and who proclaimed, "Science is my religion." That sounds more like Bill Maher than Rush Limbaugh.
But do you think our futures are already determined for us?' 'Why are you asking all of this? What's going on?' I let out a small laugh. 'Remember when we were in the hallway?' He nodded. 'Well, Thirteen tried telling me that I couldn't escape my fate and that there was no point in fighting the inevitable.' 'Do you think it is inevitable?' he asked. 'Me?' I scoffed. 'No. Nothing is ever guaranteed. One minor adjustment can alter everything. Nothing is ever set in stone. As of right now, we're all on one path: we're all stuck inside of this hell that we're trying to escape, and it may seem like the outcome has already been determined for us, but it hasn't. The smallest of things could change everything. A death. Deception. Anything could force us to follow another path, and you know what? We determine that path, not fate.' 'What path do you see yourself on?' Colton hopped up onto the computer desk, tucking his hands underneath his thighs. 'I see us starting new lives outside of this place, far from McVeigh and his men, ' I answered honestly. 'But I know not all of us will make it out of here. There is still more pain to come our way, but there is also happiness if we allow for it.