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Old April 17 2013, 02:55 AM   #51
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Re: Anyone here who HATES "in the pale moonlight"

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Well the dilemma is at what cost will the Federation be saved. The cost is deceiving an empire into war.

um, and...?
And saving the Federation doesn't warrant that.
had they not been brought in, the war would have been lost, the UFP would have been conquered, and eventually the Romulan Empire as well.
Which Sisko could not prove totally.

Sisko was saving both, while at the cost of some deception and a few lives.

As I wrote, Garak's quote sums it up

saving the Federation doesn't warrant that? Your "principles" won't mean a thing when the peoples of the Federation are killed or enslaved. A government's first responsibility is self-defense. They owed the Romulans nothing. The Romulans would have been fine with watching the UFP and the Klingons be destroyed while fighting for the freedom of the Alpha Quadrant.

The Garak quote is something like "you probably saved the Alpha Quadrant. And all it cost was the life of one criminal, one senator, and the self-respect of one Starfleet officer. I'd call that a bargain."
"why oh why didn't I take the blue pill?"
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