Qualified apologies are not of much value.
Reread my original post. It wasn't at all condescending.
You wrote that you couldn't understand how others might be comforted by a prisoner's death.
I offered an explanation.
You responded "I see that."
It appears I may have misinterpreted this comment as an acknowledgment that you now understood what, for you, was understandable before. Thinking, though, that your comment meant what I thought it did I expressed that I was comforted by what seemed to be the case of someone allowing empathy to inform intellect.
That I acknowledged your "feeling" as being reasonable can hardly be considered condescending.
If you are asking (rhetorically or otherwise) how you might ever be comforted by a prisoner's death, there is no answer other than to insert you into the life of someone who is and see what happens.
Again though, because you can't imagine ever being comforted, doesn't demean the feelings or motivations of those who are.
Now this may, indeed, be seen as condescending, but it is quite ironic for a conservative to be reminding a post-modern progressive on the importance of empathy.