I hoped that the name would stir "proper" reactions. Like: puking.
Th'Arshar is not a diplomat, if we didn't know that earlier, we know it now for certain.
I remembered from history books that I had read that after people were being liberated from Nazi concentration camps they couldn't be fed properly or they'd die. After years of being fed with virtually nothing an organism needs time to adjust. So it seemed logical to use the same precaution here. 25 years on some chemicals stuff had to influence their bodies conditions and not for good.
In a Cardassian library
or in a Cardassian gallery
"Reagan, it appears, is really only an ardent unionist if the unions in question are in Poland" - Stephen King, Skeleton Crew