For another, one of the advantages of stripping a suspect of his legal rights is to bring stronger pressure to bear on him to extract information. Since the suspect appears to be cooperating with law enforcement, there is no obvious reason to take this extreme step.
In Ball’s tweet, and McCain and Graham’s plea, there is a common sentiment that most of us can identify with: We want justice. We want the person responsible for this heinous act to answer for his crimes. And we want to know that the immediate danger is behind us.
The Obama administration seems to believe it can achieve these goals, which we all hold in common, without resorting to a suspension of civil liberties. And we firmly believe it will be proven right.