Not so fast, ladies and gentlemen, things are not so clear cut.

First let me introduce you to a very good article which puts things in wider perspective.

Now I’d like to tell those of you who are not familiar with the Romanian language that we have here a variant of this saying:
“You might have to befriend the devil in order to cross that bridge!”
And this really got my mind going. The Romanian version, as raw as it is, hits the nail on the head:

Before befriending the devil in order to cross that bridge make sure that you really want to be on the other side having the devil as your business partner!

And here we have a practical application of the principle, as brought to our attention by Michael J. Totten