Re: Star Fleet and Genocide
You don't give up your trump card unless you're getting something of value in return, especially when their are lives at stake.
I agree with Section 31 infecting the Founders, I also agree with the Federation withholding the cure until they had a promise of peace in place. Honestly, how many more people would've died in senseless battles on both sides if the Federation didn't have the Founders over a barrel?
"...the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom, is I do not know." - Lt. Commander Data, "Where Silence Has Lease"