- Killing terrorists only turns them into martyrs.
- We can't kill our way out of this.
- Terrorists have rights
- Formal trials will show them the superiority of our system of justice.
- The only path to peace is negotiations.
- It's not about religion
- It's about us.
The details are elaborated here:
Frankly, I can't find much to disagree with in that. One can only wonder how the apologists can continue to embrace the obvious falsity of their statements.