^But that was my point, Sisko didn't plan to deal with it later. He didn't plan to deal with it at all.
Why would he? He achieved his objective by bringing the Romulans into the war.
R. Star wrote:
Win the war with the Dominion today before you worry about the war with the Romulans tomorrow.
From everything we've seen, it seemed the Romulans never really had the stomach for an out-and-out war with the Federation.