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24617: Dailey (comment) Canard?
Peter Dailey <email@example.com>
J. Jean-Pierre has described himself as a friend of Yvon Neptune, so perhaps
when he refers to the report that Neptune has a U.S. passport as a "canard"
he knows something the rest of us don't. The issue arose shortly before the
Haitian Senate was set to vote on Neptune's nomination as Prime Minister.
Neptune faced a barrage of questions from journalists and refused to answer
them stating instead that he had provided the Senate committee with all the
information they had requested regarding his personal qualifications and
would abide by their decision.
I would think that the question would be a natural one to ask of any Haitian
politician- Father Jean-Juste, Latortue, or Andy Apaid for instance- who has
resided in the U.S. for extended periods of time. In Jean-Juste's case I
understand that he has been a Miami resident since sometime in the
I have seen Ann Auguste referred to several times as a U.S. citizen. If so
this is a plain enough indication to U.S. passport holders that if you land
in the shit somewhere don't expect the consular service to go busting down
walls to get you out. I know of one fellow who crossed the Burmese border
into India on foot sans visa, was picked up by the army and held for six
months despite the direct intervention of Secretary of Defense Cohen and a
letter from Senate Democrats stating they would hold up a bill providing for
the sale of jet fighters to India until he was released.