- The Washington Times - Saturday, August 30, 2014

Former Australian Senator Bob Carr is dishing dirt on American politicians, particularly Secretary of State John Kerry, in his now-published diaries from his time as foreign minister.

In his book, “Diary of a Foreign Minister,” Mr. Carr reveals that Mr. Kerry did little to discourage a U.N. vote to recognize the Palestinian territories as a state, despite American opposition.

Mr. Carr wrote that when he met with Mr. Kerry after the vote, the secretary said Australia’s “yes” vote on a Palestinian state was “fine by him,” Business Insider reported Aug. 22.

He added that Mr. Kerry told him, “If the vote were held today the Israelis wouldn’t get a vote from anyone except themselves.”

In April, Mr. Kerry was caught on tape supporting a separate Palestinian state saying, “A unitary state winds up being an apartheid state with second-class citizens or it end up being a state that destroys the capacity of Israel to be a Jewish state.”

Mr. Carr also revealed that Mr. Kerry had undergone plastic surgery saying he admired Mr. Kerry’s “baby-fresh skin,” but noticed “something about the skin under John Kerry’s eyes, smooth and slightly discolored,” Business Insider reported.

He added that a month later, when he saw Mr. Kerry again, “The surgical scars under his eyes I noticed in April have faded in a triumph of American cosmetic surgery.”

In the book, Mr. Carr makes some predictions on the 2016 elections based on his conversations with other foreign diplomats.

Mr. Carr writes that Vice President Joseph R. Biden is too addicted to politics to stay out of the presidential race, even if he is certain to lose to former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The former Australian senator also alleges that Mrs. Clinton has already chosen her Secretary of State should she win in 2016; Kurt Campbell, the former Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs.