Robert Maxwell wrote:
Given that it was the result of negotiation to end a lengthy, costly, bloody war, it's pretty obvious the Federation considered it a worthy trade to swap some planets with the Cardassians.
So the needs of the many outweighed the needs of the few.
Well, you know, thanks for ignoring the rest of my post, which indicated that the people still got to stay on their planets.
And if you think repeating "the needs of the many outweighs the needs of the few" is clever, here's a newsflash: it's not. It's a slogan, not a rhetorical basis for sound policy.