Crazy Eddie wrote:
A strawman argument REMAINS a strawman argument no matter how many people are discussing it.
It's not a strawman if people are actually discussing the possibility, is it ?
Besides, a strawman is a misrepresentation of someone's argument. The female character asked a question about the impact of the events discussed in the briefing.
Picard doesn't have to be infallible to know more about Starfleet than you do.
He doesn't know more about starfleet than I do because he's a fictional character, is slave to the writers, and doesn't have all of the Trek movies and series on DVD.