Either that, or an overly arch bit of parody:
Should Khalid Sheikh Mohammed be set free?
It's a difficult question, but it deserves a serious answer.
It's not a difficult question at all. Only a completely deranged moron would even think of freeing KSM.
However horrible he may be, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed poses no threat to our system or our freedom. Bush does. We'd be better off letting one guilty man go free than than destroying the laws that protect us all from liberty's greatest enemy; the State.
Yes, he poses no threat to our system, even though the attacks he masterminded caused trillions of dollars losses in the stock market, billions in property damage, and resulted in the deaths of 3000 innocent people.