In Judas' Defense
Judas got the short end of the stick.
Jesus himself told them that one would betray him. That guy's future was set even before he was born. How is that fair? Better yet, where was his free will? If Jesus knew what he was going to do, why not talk to him and try and stop it? Why allow him to do something that would cause his eternal destruction? Better yet, he could have saved his life by never taking him on as an apostle.
Whole story is BS. If I knew someone close to me was going to do something dumb. I would do everything in my power to stop them from making a life changing mistake.