Pursuit of desire

It can be argued that the arousal of desire, energy, initiates the path SN 66.3 the precursor to withdrawing from body and mind, generating wisdom and mindfulness. The faculty of mindfulness, sati, in it’s primary form. This kind of desire is known as right effort, the right kind of desire.
Are there any examples in the suttas where the ‘wrong kind of desire’ is induced to overcome a hurdle and then extinguished later, eg to use a thug to do the thuggish work for the greater good.

With Metta

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