I’m sincerely regretful Allen’s on the other side of the issues as it would make life for me a lot simpler. He’s a truly decent guy. Notice how he stands up for his students:
The situation reminds me of the movie Gettysburg where two good friends (Armistead and Hancock) find themselves on opposite sides of the battle field. They do their duty, but always hold out hope somehow the cannon fire they direct at each other’s armies won’t lead to the demise of their friend at the opposite end of the battle field!