The real issue on both sides of this debate is what are the benefits of being right vs. the costs of being wrong. Mr. Levy makes an eloquent case for the benefits of releasing prisoners. The one question that people like Mr. Levy can never bring themselves to ask is: what price am I willing to pay for being wrong? What percentage of the released prisoners would have to decide that they are more interested in being terrorists in being gardners for Mr. Levy to decide that it's not worth it? I'm not saying that I disagree with him in principle -- only that it appears that he has not thought the matter through.
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