Re: Question about Batman's tactic in Dark Knight
Meanwhile the good people and civilians were all for blowing up the cons (and innocent people on the boat.)
Not all of them! As you mentioned, the "don't blow 'em up" group simply lost the vote. But in a parallel to what happened on the other boat, the spokesman for the "blow 'em up" group relented when the moment of truth arrived.
Just walk away, and there will be an end to the horror.