I've watched the episode several times lately, since I've been pigging out after buying Season 7 last week.
It really was a weak line and too much of an obvious setup.
I was talking about the implied criticism of the USA. My theory based on Ron's treatment of BSG whereas 'our heroes' are often the terrorists. It's not a direct analogy, but it shows Ron isn't afraid to make a bold implication like that.
...of course, it's very possible I'm full of it. Maybe I can dig up an email (unlikely) and ask him.