Re: Could the Dominion War have been avoided?
Could the Dominion War have been avoided, anything is possible, but in this case I think the only other realistic option was delaying the war until a few years down the road. As has been said the Founders did not like Solids of any kind, and would only feel safe until all the solids had been subdued.
I just wonder what the Borg would have had to say about that. They may not have been able to assimilate a Founder but a Vorta or Jem'Hadar or Dominion ship would have given what they needed to fight the Dominion.
Did I happen to mention, did I bother to disclose, this man we're seeking with a mole on his nose, I'm not sure of his clothes or anything else, except he's Chinese. A big clue by itself.
--David Addison, Moonlighting