LAWeekly: “She would soon conclude that the OSP ? a pet project of Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld ? was more akin to a nerve center for what she now calls a ?neoconservative coup, a hijacking of the Pentagon.?

Though a lifelong conservative, Kwiatkowski found herself appalled as the radical wing of the Bush administration, including her superiors in the Pentagon planning department, bulldozed internal dissent, overlooked its own intelligence and relentlessly pushed for confrontation with Iraq.

Deeply frustrated and alarmed, Kwiatkowski, still on active duty, took the unusual step of penning an anonymous column of internal Pentagon dissent that was posted on the Internet by former Colonel David Hackworth, America?s most decorated veteran.”

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