The fact that Theodore is a Colonel in the US Air Force and, as such, an American citizen is shrugged off with the reply that this is all right…after all Gerard Latortue was an American. Latortue was not an American citizen, he was a Green Card holder.
He was given his citizenship, along with Herard Abraham, after their role in Haiti’s post-Aristide government. They also got to keep whatever cash they stole. Latortue had to return a couple of expensive armored jeeps that he somehow managed to ship into Miami.
The suggestion is not a positive one, at this time in Haiti’s fight for survival.