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Monday, August 16, 2004

What Karen Kwiatkowski Has To Say

Karen Kwiatkowski is a USAF Lt Colonel (Ret.) who spent the last several years working in the Pentagon. Following her retirement, she came out with a blistering expose of how politicized the intelligence process has become within the Defense Department and how the Bush administration effectively manufactured the intelligence to its own order by way of the Office of Special Plans.

The following is her article on 'Hijacking Catastrophe', a new documentary released by the Media Education Foundation. She mentions facts that I think are critical to understanding the way this administration's thought process:
There are some critical darts thrown in the film, but the few that can be discerned relate to the facts. For example, the general lack of military experience among neo-conservatives is discussed in the context of their most interesting fascination with the use of military force, and their unbelievable disregard for the horrific cost of war both physically and psychologically, on our soldiers, on the purported battlefield enemy, and upon the countries in which they reside.
Based on what she is saying I am likely to expect 'Hijacking Catastrophe' to be more to the point than Michael Moore's 'Fahrenheit 9/11'.
Unlike the Michael Moore treatment in Fahrenheit 9-11, where images of the Deputy Secretary of Defense combing his hair with fresh spittle cheapen our horror while turning our stomachs, Hijacking Catastrophe is a working man’s treatment of 21st century American foreign policy – what it is, where it comes from, what it wants, what it costs, and how Americans might deal with it. In this regard, the final segments of the film focus on the need to fight fear domestically by engaging in a public debate on the war in Iraq, post 9-11 policies in general, and engendering a real national discussion about what America stands for and how she might more wisely relate to the world, and solve problems instead of creating them.
And I think Karen Kwiatkowski's archive is also worth a read.

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