Re: Garak's Thoughts on the Cardassian Occupation of Bajor
Garak was always obsessively patriotic to Cardassia, but he also showed empathy for the defenseless and a view that the way to make Cardassia strong was not to kill without remorse. Also I believe some of his stories he told, while not necessarily true, were very truthy. Permutations of the truth, rather than the truth itself.
Best lies are often those which have a dose of truth mixed in:
Bashir: What I want to know is, out of all the stories you told me which ones were true and which ones weren't?
Garak: My dear doctor...they're all true.
Bashir: Even the lies?
Garak: Especially the lies.
"God runs electromagnetics by wave theory on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday,
and the Devil runs them by quantum theory on Tuesday, Thursday, and
-Sir William Bragg