Let's go into conspiracy reality tunnel mode and visit Deep Space Nine. (I saw the new Star Trek movie yesterday, YES! New series and movie franchises please! Everything that went so horribly wrong with Enterprise, was done excellently in the movie.)
Some more background info at the provided links, if you're not too familiar with Star Trek DS9, here we go:
Hello, welcome to DS9, aka Iraq. Stargate Included.Starfleet Federation human commander, Emissary of the Prophets, aka an American Allies president.
This is a Bajoran, aka an Iraqi freedom fighter. Religious too.
This is a Cardassian, aka an Iraqi tyrant and opressor, evolved reptilians, btw.
Jem'Hadar, genetically engineered reptilian footsoldiers for the Dominion, which is a 'secret' (at first :p) society led by...
shapeshifters, the Founders, who want to control all matter.
Don't forget the greedy, greedy Ferengi trying to make as much money there no matter what.