Or to solve the problem them selves, which is what the the former senator was saying. From their thinking, Picard and the Federation saw a weakness in the Romulans, and took advantage of it. They’re goal was destabilization, not some altruistic attempt to help a neighbor. If the Federation had minded their own damn business the mighty Romulan Star Empire, which has stood for centuries, would have persevered through their own ingenuity, cunning and guile. And as proof for his thesis, just look at the last 14 years. This view may not be logical, but it makes sense from a Romulan point of view.