The irony was not lost when a White House press conference featured two imperial stormtroopers on Friday, Star Wars Day.

Itís not clear whether White House officials knew about the backstory regarding stormtroopers, but the parallels cannot be overlooked when it comes to the Sith-led Galactic Empire in Star Wars and the modern day U.S. empire ó which is now stretched across at least 100 countries with around 1,000 military installations.