Diary of a Neocon Takeover

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Regular LRC contributor Karen Kwiatkowski has an important three part series running in The American Conservative. The first part is in the Dec. 1, 2003 issue and is titled, “In Rumsfeld’s Shop”. The series describes what she experienced at the Pentagon as neocon ideologues conducted “a philosophical hijacking of the Pentagon.” She writes:

“I came to share with many NESA colleagues a kind of unease, a sense that something was awry. What seemed out of place was the strong and open pro-Israel and anti-Arab orientation in an ostensibly apolitical policy-generation staff within the Pentagon. There was a sense that politics like these might play better at the State Department or the National Security Council, not the Pentagon, where we considered ourselves objective and hard-boiled.”

6:48 pm on November 30, 2003