"Throughout his Senate career, Mr. Kerry has consistently been an effective advocate for Israel's security in a dangerous region and demonstrated his commitment to fighting against anti-Semitism and bigotry all over the world. "
" He has been an advocate and defender of the president's policy to prevent a nuclear Iran, telling the Democratic National Convention this summer: "Barack Obama promised always to stand with Israel to tighten sanctions on Iran -- and take nothing off the table."
His many "outstanding qualities" make him ideally suited to serve "our country well in the role of America's top diplomat."
The New York Times said Kerry was named "the for role of a lifetime." He's "the very picture of a secretary of state."
He's "been a loyal" administration supporter. He's a frequent foreign policy advisor and Obama confidant. He's long sought to become America's top diplomat.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee he chairs will conduct his confirmation hearing. He'll sail through the process. John McCain already calls him "Mr. Secretary."
Senior Republican Foreign Relations Committee member, Bob Corker, says "he comes into the position with a world of knowledge. (He'll) be someone that Congress will want to work with in a very positive way."
Senate Armed Services Committee Republican Kelly Ayotte said "there's no question he has a very strong depth of knowledge of (world) issues. (He's) certainly qualified."
On December 21, Haaretz headlined "When Kerry was Kohn: The Jewish roots of John Kerry."
During his 2004 presidential bid, Catholic Kerry learned "about his Jewish grandfather." Frederick A. Kerry was born Fritz Kohn. A century ago, he emigrated from today's Czech Republic.
Kerry's great grandfather, Benedikt Kohn, was a successful Moravian brewmaster.
Fritz abandoned his Jewish heritage. He converted to Roman Catholicism. In 1901, he changed his name to Kerry.
John Kerry's brother, Cameron, converted to Judaism after marrying Kathy Weinman. They met as fellow lawyers at a Washington law firm.
Jew or gentile matters less than supporting America's imperium. Kerry's fully on board. He's Obama's diplomatic point man. His job entails being Israel's man at State. He won't disappoint on all counts.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed .