Re: Did Picard make the right decision with the Son'a/Baku
All this is making me wish we had more information on Dougherty so that we were better informed as to his character and motivations. It's unlcear to me whether he just let himself get caught up in events in this case, or whether he was always a corruptible jerk. There's also the question of whether and how much he was involved with S31.
It's hard for me to believe he'd have lied to Picard about the nature of the situation at least until the point where he could be sure Picard couldn't immediately verify things with Starfleet.
Dougherty's motives are very clearly to help the Federation. Picard's motives are very clearly to get in Anij's pants.
"somewhere there's danger, somewhere there's injustice, and somewhere else the tea's getting cold."
-The Seventh Doctor