The Bajoran government was very much in turmoil before he got there. They were a "provisional" government at the time and a dysfunctional one.
I'm not disagreeing with myself either when I say Admiral or high ranking official. (this could be an ambassador) These are two separate things.
I didn't recall the episode with Sisko's mother. Again, you could have just said "that was in this episode" instead of prefacing it with the condescending "um." I have no problem admitting when I'm wrong I just don't understand the need to speak to me like I am a child.
About the Cardassians, you had specifically asked why the Federation didn't invite them. Just because they weren't at war with them didn't mean that the Cardassians were open to actually joining the Federation. It just meant that the military actions were done.
Yeah, I'm all set here but you strike me as a need to have the last word kind of person. This would have been a lot more fun if you could kill the snark.