The Galactic Empire shot a rhetorical tractor beam at the White House on Tuesday, issuing a statement that mocked President Obama's decision not to pursue the construction of a Death Star.
The Obama administration said Friday that it would not build the planet-sized superweapon despite arobust petition effort, citing its distaste for the destruction of planets, among other reasons. The "Empire" -- via a playful statement on StarWars.com -- claimed that the decision confirmed its "overwhelming military superiority" and dismissed the White House's claims that the Death Star's construction -- estimated to cost $850 quadrillion -- would increase the deficit.
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