Antiwar Radio: Karen Kwiatkowski

Karen Kwiatkowski, columnist at lewrockwell.com and retired USAF lieutenant colonel, discusses the Bush administration’s early Iraq War planning – well before they played up the WMD threat and sold the war to Americans; how the Office of Special Plans leaked classified information to cooperative journalists willing to press the case for war; the OSP’s dissolution soon after the war started – since its raison d’ętre was fulfilled; unpopular neocons who must attain power through appointed, rather than elected, government positions; and the ease-of-victory factor that explains why some wars are fought, and others aren’t.

Background articles on Karen Kwiatkowski’s interaction with Douglas Feith’s Office of Special Plans:

The new Pentagon papers

2006 CSPAN interview by Brian Lamb

Career Officer Does Eye-Opening Stint Inside Pentagon

The Lie Factory