Re: My "Just Saw Insurrection For the First Time" Review.
The Federation that existed at the time of the Cardassian Occupation had different priorities from the Federation that existed at the time of the Dominion War.
That's pretty much what it boils down to.
It doesn't help that the Bajoran government officially welcomed the Cardassians, and by the time the true shape of the Cardassian involvement with Bajor became known the government had been subverted enough that it continued to officially permit the Cardassian presence.
It was the best of Trek, it was the worst of Trek...
"If I lean over, I leave myself open to wedgies, wet willies, or even the dreaded Rear Admiral!"