Taking Democracy to the Klingons
A break from Shameless Commerce for Intergalactic Politics…
Apparently a former Canadian Defence Minister has called for government hearings on the “forward base” the Bush administration is building on the moon to start an “intergalactic war”. Apparently, Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney saw War of the Worlds and decided that it was time for the blessings of liberty to be shared beyond the Third Rock. There may be plans afoot to claim the Roswell crashlanders had weapons of mass destruction and to publicly reveal that Joe Wilson is really Agent W from MIB.
Interesting side note: In an intergalactic war, the moon isn’t a “forward position”, is it? I guess it’s a good thing Canada never had much to defend against, if that reveals anything about their strategic thinking. Thank God it’s the Bush administration and not the Martin administration running point on the whole intergalactic warfare thing.
Put this under “World Affairs,” for now…think I ought to create a new category for “Galactic Politics”.
Hellyer warned, “The United States military are preparing weapons which could be used against the aliens, and they could get us into an intergalactic war without us ever having any warning. He stated, “The Bush administration has finally agreed to let the military build a forward base on the moon, which will put them in a better position to keep track of the goings and comings of the visitors from space, and to shoot at them, if they so decide.”
Hellyerâ€™s speech ended with a standing ovation. He said, “The time has come to lift the veil of secrecy, and let the truth emerge, so there can be a real and informed debate, about one of the most important problems facing our planet today.”
I now return you to your regularly scheduled Shameless Commerce.