Retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant colonel, columnist for


Why We Fight, Herself


The Threat of Militarism, 9 Jul 2006
Presentation to Global Scholar seminar, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Va.
"Ike advised us to be citizens who rise above our slothful, greedy, prideful, and angry tendencies. He also named a part of government and society — the military industrial complex — that would need to be watched for these same tendencies. These same sins afflict the military industrial complex — after all, it still just people."
Why We Fight, 11 Feb 2006
"Jarecki ... understands and clearly articulates how the care and feeding of the American military leviathan has been, and remains, a shared role of both ... Parties. ... what I really find inspiring ... is that we see the words, thoughts and deeds of the average American ... the backbone of this nation ... founts of common decency and morality."
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Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski: U.S. Air Force, 1983-2003, by Karen Kwiatkowski, Brian Lamb, Q&A, 2 Apr 2006
Transcript and Real Audio
"... I wrote little short essays for me, and then I sent them to some of my friends in the Pentagon, and they thought they were funny and interesting, and they were sardonic. ... recently deceased Colonel David Hackworth ...agreed to publish these essays that I was writing pretty much on a weekly basis ..."
Pentagon Whistle-Blower on the Coming War With Iran, by Karen Kwiatkowski, James Harris, Josh Scheer, 27 Feb 2007
Interviewed by James Harris and Josh Scheer of Truthdig; topics include possible conflict with Iran, the Pentagon situation prior to the March 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Office of Special Plans, Vietnam, terrorism and neoconservatism
"We don't think that our military will do that. But in fact history is full of examples of bald-faced lies being told to sell particular agendas. Often times those agendas include war making ... So politicians and their politically appointed military leaders will lie, historically do lie when it has to do with making war, particularly making a war that they want. ... That's the war they want. ... they want these places ... So we have war. And they make up stories ..."