U.N. Offers Non-Denial Denial About Invading Texas

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A Spanish UN soldier waves to a Lebanese soldier as he patrols the village of Adaisseh in south Lebanon, 12 November 2006. In the land of Hezbollah, in south Lebanon, the blue helmet Spanish soldiers intend to show they are there to help and dispel misunderstandings. Photo: HASSAN AMMAR/AFP/Getty Images

"It's absolutely ridiculous." — A spokesman for U.N. secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, when asked by Reuters "if the United Nations had any plans to invade Texas." That's not a no ...