Thank you, thank you, thank you so much

I am honored to be in this beautiful spaceship, and to be hosted by remarkable friends. James Kirk, Capt. Apollo, Anakin Skywalker, Lt. Starbuck, Dr. Heywood Floyd, Arthur Philip Dent, Jeff Tracy and of course E.T. Together, you represent the harmony between the many dimensions that constitute the ever-expanding universe that we all live in.

I am grateful for your hospitality. I am also proud to carry with me the goodwill of the American people, and a greeting of peace from all humans, animals and plants on planet earth.

We meet at a time of tension in our galaxy. Tension rooted in historical forces that go beyond any current policy debate. Violent extremists have exploited these tensions in a small but potent minority of extraterrestrial life forms. Terrorrestrials have tried to divide the galaxy by engaging in violence against other forms of life. And have led some on my planet to view space as inevitably hostile to earthlings.

I have...