Steve, I want my friend to be free of the WBTS clutches as I (almost) am. I think it's natural to want to dissuade our close friends and family from harmful beliefs. I think that was one of the motivations, if not the main one, behind Steve Hassan writting Combating Cult Mind Control.
The great thing about this forum is it "allows" many different views, with no one view being the absolute "Right" one.
Steve Hassan is indeed an expert on cults - although whether he is "authority" enough to cite in leading you to want your "friend to be free of the WTBS clutches" is arguable. Unintentionally, your approach comes across as not dissimilar to the WTBS mentality on trying to help family and friends be free of "wordly" clutches. I'm well over the let's-get-them-out-of-the-cult mentality because it means I have simply swapped my zeal from bringing 'em into the organization to now wanting to get 'em out. Bor-ing.
The take home message to me is simple: Accepting that my JW relatives and former JW friends are free to decide for themselves what they want to do with their lives. I have faith in people's ability to work stuff out for themselves. The proof of that is the large numbers of JWs who do leave and/or fade. Contrary to Steve Hassan, I do not see the Watchtower as a prison so much as a tightly controlled "child-care centre". It suits people who don't want to fully grow up and take responsibility for their lives, but who want seemingly "bigger" and "wiser" adults to make decisions for them. That's actually the way, large numbers of humans in general are anyway. And if that's what people choose, that's fine with me.