The Iranian Ambassador to the UN had just met President Bush.
The Iranian Ambassador said, "You know, I have just one question about what I have seen in America.
President Bush said, "Well, anything I can do to help you, I will."
The Iranian said "My son watches this show 'Star Trek' and in it there is Chekhov who is Russian, Scotty who is Scottish, and Sulu who is Chinese, but no Arabs. My son is very upset and doesn't understand why there aren't any Iranians on Star Trek."
President Bush leaned toward the Iranian ambassador, and whispered back, "It's because it takes place in the future."
*Hat tip: Foote-ball