Re: Star Fleet and Genocide
At that point the Federation and its allies were already winning the war. The virus was no longer about preserving the Federation, but just murdering the leaders of the Dominion. The Federation was just as bad as Section 31 for refusing to give the cure.
it was the cure that convinced the head changeling to surrender. Before that, she had vowed to kill billions more before the war ended. So the virus ended up saving a lot of lives and ending the war early.
"somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere else the tea's getting cold."
-The Seventh Doctor