Of course I realize that politics (like religion and of course sports) is a touchy subject, and some of what I'm setting in Kelowna can pretty well be compared to current events on this planet. Heck, to a degree I'm using that to my advantage, as inspiration and also as a situation that a lot of my potential readers can relate to. I hadn't imagined that people would be relating to it so well that they were seeing themselves in a character after two out-of-context paragraphs. Go me!
However, Kelowna is not Earth, and the Terreneans and Andaris are not Saddam and Bin Laden ;) As I can write a story featuring Daniel without beating him to death with a hockey stick, so can I write a story about a war without reducing it to political propaganda.
That is all!