Wu: There Are Klingons In The White House!

This is true:

"Mr. Speaker, four years ago, this administration took America to war in Iraq without adequate evidence. Since that time, the administration hasn't listened to the American people, it hasn't listened to our profession military, and it certainly hasn't listened to this Congress.

You know it's said of a prominent business men in downtown Portland that he never listened to anybody and that if he was ever drawn in a cartoon, he would be drawn without ears. Now this President has listened to some people, the so-called Vulcans in the White House, the ideologues.

But you know, unlike the Vulcans of Star Trek, that make the decisions on logic and fact, these guys make it on ideology. These aren't Vulcans. There are Klingons in the White House. But unlike the real Klingons of Star Trek, these Klingons have never fought a battle of their own. Don't let faux Klingons send real Americans to war. It's wrong." - Representative David Wu, Democrat, Oregon

Thankfully someone has posted the video to YouTube, so you can watch it in all it's glory. (Warning: 20 seconds of anti-Bush crap at the end.)

But it gets better. According to an article on the Oregonian, it turns out his analogy is wrong.

While [Judith] Barad said she is glad Wu brought Star Trek into the Iraq debate, she noted that "Klingons look out for each other, and it certainly doesn't seem like the president is looking out for our troops." Instead, she corrected, Wu should have compared the Bush administration to the Cardassians, who occupied the planet Bajor and "were not as concerned with honor as the Klingons were."

So keep that in mind. Bush isn't like a Klingon, he's like a Cardassian. I'm so glad to know that.

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