State Department: We’re Not Invading Canada

But if they were, wouldn’t they still deny it?

The State Department is denying plotting with the Mexican government to invade Canada.

At the department’s daily briefing on Tuesday, spokeswoman Victoria Nuland wasn’t quite sure why U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Mexico Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa were meeting — but quickly ruled out a secret plan to invade our northern neighbor.

From the transcript:

MS. NULAND:  All right, everybody.  I don’t have anything at the top.  It’s obviously a very, very busy day here as we continue working with posts around the world on security issues.  As you know, we’ve had Aung San Suu Kyi here today.  We have the Mexican high-level dialogue.  The Secretary will be out with Foreign Minister Espinosa later today.  So it is busy. 

What’s on your minds?

QUESTION:  Well, just on – logistically, schedule-wise —


QUESTION:  — what is this signing ceremony?  What are they signing, and why isn’t that open?

MS. NULAND:  I don’t know the answer to that, Matt.  I think it’s an update on Merida, but I will get that for you. 

QUESTION:  Is – I know that this is not some —

MS. NULAND:  I know you did ask us —

QUESTION:  Yes, exactly.  This isn’t some secret thing —

MS. NULAND:  Yeah.  No, it’s —

QUESTION:  — to invade Canada or something like that? (Laughter)

MS. NULAND:  No, no, no.  It’s not anything classified.

QUESTION:  All right.

MS. NULAND:  I think it may just have been logistic.  We’ll get that for you.


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