Obama's Joke: 'If I Told You I'd Have to Kill You'

March 22, 2012 - 9:50 AM
Barack Obama

President Barack Obama speaking about energy policy in Maljamar, New Mexico, on March 21, 2012. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(CNSNews.com) - Giving a speech on energy policy at Maljamar, New Mexico, President Obama joked that his helicopter had landed at Roswell, New Mexico. Roswell is famous among conspiracy theorists owing to their belief that an alien spacecraft crashed near there in the late 1940s and that the federal government has been covering it up ever since.

"It was a wonderful trip over here. We took the helicopter. We landed in Roswell," Obama said. "I announced to people when I landed that I had come in peace. Let me tell you, there are more 9- and 10-year-old boys around the country--when I meet them, they ask me, 'Have you been to Roswell, and is it true what they say?' And I tell them, 'If I told you I'd have to kill you.'  So--and their eyes get all big. So we're going to keep our secrets here."