This is funny. So many contradictions to earlier posts. 1. You yourself said that they weren't in turmoil until after Sisko got there. So I don't know what you are trying to say in the first comment. 2. I actually did say during all of this that I think bringing in a dedicated Ambassador with a Starfleet presence as well would be beneficial. Look again. 3. Your comments about the Cardassians are portraying something that "didn't happen" so they aren't worth discussing right? 4. I'm not gearing for a fight. Like I said, I just don't like to be shit on by people. Between the way you have talked to me and your pedantic nitpicking with Squiggly's metaphor you are far from the vicitim you are trying to portray. Add to the fact that you seem to be flip flopping back and forth on so much of this I can't help but feel like this is a game. I think this whole discussion for you was more about getting the best of me than actually extending the discussion for others. Happy posting.