Wednesday, April 29, 2009

It's such a non-secret that we can't tell you

Excuse me while I go out for a smoke

Robert Wood, the State Department press spokesman, wouldn't say much Tuesday about the meeting between Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Shannon and Jorge Bolaños, the chief of the Cuban Interests Section in Washington.

From a transcript of Wood's meeting with reporters:
MR. WOOD: ...I don’t want to get into the details of what was discussed.
QUESTION: Just out of curiosity, what was the mutually convenient location that you guys came up with?
MR. WOOD: Well, look, the important thing is they met. I mean, it wasn’t like having a meeting at some secret location.
QUESTION: Did they go for lunch or something? Did they go for a drink? Did they meet in an office? Did they meet in a hotel? Did they meet under a tree?
MR. WOOD: They met. They met.
QUESTION: The Rosslyn parking garage? (Laughter.)
MR. WOOD: I don’t think it was the Rosslyn parking garage, but --
That's great. They met. They met. They talked about something. We don't know what. We don't know why. We don't know where.
"It wasn't like having a meeting at some secret location," Wood said.

But I can't tell you. It's secret.

Ah, yes. We're making progress. But I can't talk about it.

2 comments: said...

That is some funny dialog.

Interesting that just after the meeting Raul makes a statement.

What do you think is going on with US/Cuba talks and Fidel/Raul talks?

alongthemalecon said...

No one wants to give any ground. But there's a certain point where someone has to make a move. Otherwise, it'll be the same old deadlock.