Ok, so seeing this war from Rebek's perspective it's kinda difficult to tell who the good guys are. Clearly not the Klingons and their needlessly brutal tactics, obviously not the Vorta and their Jem'Hadar puppets. And the Cardassians? Here they look as if they do nothing more than try to defend their homeland. But that isn’t the entire story now, is it?
I never felt particular pity for the Cardassians, at least not until that Founder ordered near genocide towards the end of the war but you do a continuously amazing job at 'humanizing' them and Macet and his gang in particular.
Great little vignette.