You can't make this stuff up
Sec of State John Kerry reveals daughter married
Iranian-American with extensive ties to Iran
Here we have an example that demonstrates this reality
further and it comes via Kenneth Timmerman, who has picked
up on the fact that the new Secretary of State – John
Kerry – has a son-in-law with family still living in Iran.
This reality could conceivably affect how Kerry deals with
In a greeting to the Iranian people on the occasion of
the traditional New Year (Nowruz) holiday last week,
Secretary of State John Kerry exposed a secret that
journalists and academics have been agonizing over for the
past six weeks: the fact that his daughter has married an
Iranian-American who has extensive family ties to Iran.
I am proud of the Iranian-Americans in my own family,
and grateful for how they have enriched my life, Kerry
said in the official statement. Kerry also said he was
strongly committed to resolving the differences between
the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran, to
the mutual benefit of both of our people.
Politicians like to keep their families off-limits to the
press, a decorum enforced vigorously when it comes to
politicians who are in favor with the national media but
ruthlessly discarded for others. But in Kerry's case,
there could be larger ramifications.
Since its inception, the FBI has vetted U.S. government
officials involved in national security issues, and it
generally won't grant clearances to individuals who are
married to nationals of an enemy nation or have family
members living in that country, for fear of divided
loyalties or, more simply, blackmail.
There it is. Certainly, even leftists can comprehend this
concept without inserting race into their thought
processes (oh, wait). Imagine a scenario in which a
representative of Iran's mullahs approaches the State
Department with a list of demands that, if not met, could
have serious consequences for Kerry's in-laws living in