Karen Kwiatkowski, columnist at lewrockwell.com and retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel, discusses her run for Congress in Virginia’s 6th District; the media’s steadfast refusal to mention Ron Paul’s near-win in the Iowa straw poll – because he “can’t win;” why the RNC may have nominated John McCain in order to purposely lose the 2008 presidential election; why Congressional Reps should have to actually read and write the bills they vote on, instead of having aids and lobbyists do it for them (and should lose pensions and health benefits for good measure); how to convince the electorate to rein in the US empire, without actually saying “empire;” and why the steady drumbeat for war with Iran emerging from the Republican primaries must be stopped.
Today on Antiwar radio with Scott Horton.
Glenn Greenwald will be on to discuss the continued expansion of Executive powers.
Bio: Glenn Greenwald is an American lawyer, columnist, blogger, and author. Greenwald worked as a constitutional and civil rights litigator prior to becoming a contributor (columnist and blogger) to Salon.com, where he focuses on political and legal topics. He has also contributed to other newspapers and political news magazines, including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The American Conservative, The National Interest, and In These Times.
Greenwald is the author of three books: How Would a Patriot Act? and A Tragic Legacy and Great American Hypocrites.
In October 2010, Greenwald won the Online Journalism Award for Best Commentary, for his investigative article on the arrest of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning as the alleged leaker to WikiLeaks
Karen Kwiatkowski will be on to discuss her run for Congress and events in Libya.
Bio: is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel whose assignments included duties as a Pentagon desk officer and a variety of roles for the National Security Agency. She is a whistleblower known for exposing how a clique of officers led by retired Navy Captain Bill Luti, assistant secretary of defense for NESA, and former aid of Dick Cheney when the latter was Secretary of Defense, took control of the military intelligence, and how the Office of Special Plans (OSP) grew and eventually turned into a censorship and disinformation organism controlling the NESA. She contributes to such publications as LewRockwell.com.
Kwiatkowski has published two books about U.S. policy towards Africa: African Crisis Response Initiative: Past Present and Future and Expeditionary Air Operations in Africa: Challenges and Solutions.
Kwiatowski is currently running for Congress in Virginia’s 6th District on the Republican ticket. See here.
Jeremy Sapienza will be on to talk about how you can help Antiwar.com. See here.
Bio: Jeremy Sapienza is a Senior Editor with Antiwar.com
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Karen Kwiatkowski, columnist at lewrockwell.com and retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel, discusses her decision to run for Congress in Virginia’s 6th district; looking at foreign aid to Israel from the perspective of a US taxpayer; how foreign aid (and not just to Israel) lines the pockets of US arms manufacturers, props up autocratic regimes and undermines the Palestinian peace process; the dustup at the National Press Club between Israel critics and short-tempered Israel supporters; and why AIPAC’s cadre of extremist, inflexible old men might just run the lobby into the ground.
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’être 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:
Karen Kwiatkowski, columnist at lewrockwell.com and retired USAF lieutenant colonel, discusses the unauthorized hit squad of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan, why those who complain about â€œtying the handsâ€ of the military are really asking for a free pass to murder civilians, how the high military suicide rate indicates government-approval for killing doesnâ€™t lessen individual guilt caused by immoral actions and why an economic embargo against Washington is long overdue.
Karen Kwiatkowski, columnist at LewRockwell.com and retired USAF lieutenant colonel, discusses the neocon infiltration of the formerly decent Hudson Institute, her firsthand account of how the Office of Special Plans lied us into the Iraq War, Col. David Hackworthâ€™s pushback against OSP propaganda and why the Iraq War instigators are now directing their war cries toward Iran.
Pentagon whistleblower and libertarian writer Karen Kwiatkowski discusses the importance of radicalism and principle in American life as the empire collapses, the modern American secession movements in the Lakota Nation, Hawaii and Vermont, the costs of empire, the growing police state, how the neoconservative cabal in the Pentagon lied this country into war in 2002 and 2003 and the sickness of Dick Cheney.
On Monday, January 7th at 8 pm EST, I’ll be talking to Scott Horton of Antiwar.com — it will be politics, war and an assessment of the foreign policy prescriptions of the major candidates. At 9, we’ll talk more politics with frequent Lewrockwell.com contributor, attorney and author, Jim Ostrowski.
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On Paul Martin’s We the People Network.
The archives of her first show, interviews of FFF president Jacob Hornberger and Dan Bachelder of RonPaulGraphs.com, are here.
Philip Dru interviews Karen Kwiatkowski, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, about her experiences working near the Neoconservatives in the Pentagon during the run up to the invasion of Iraq, her response to accusations made by them about her credibility, and those same neocons' plan for Empire(pdf). (Oops, I hit record too late for the introduction. Sorry.)