Just a note on a topic you probably know already:Nope - I didn't know this story. Thanks, D.
Susan Lindauer. This is all new to me, but she's Andy Card's cousin and was heavily involved as a back-channel agent with Syria, Libya and Lockerbie.
There's a wikpedia link about her:
Her main claim to fame is that she " tried to save Iraqi and American lives
by acting as a diplomatic back-channel between the Iraqi government, and the
U.S government in the person of her cousin, White House Chief of Staff
Andrew Card. Among other things, she conveyed the message in March 2001 that
the Iraqi government was very eager to have weapons inspectors come back to
their country in order to prove that they had no weapons of mass
The link below provides (alleged) copies of her correspondance with cousin
Andy Card pointing all this out and offering to assist.
It seems she was arrested in March 2004 and charged with being an
unregistered lobbyist for Iraq. Lindauer's claim was that she was seeking to
tesify before Congress re pre-Iraq intel. She was out on bail for 18 months
on the charges and then out of the blue the US admin locked her up on mental
illness grounds (which would appear to have been contrived). Anyhow, she's
Greg Szymanski also has a recent story about her (don't hold that against
I don't really know anything other than superficial details, but she's an
interesting character. The best bit appears to be jpg images of her
correspondance to Andy Card from March 2001. If they are genuine then they
are very interesting indeed. (see cosmicpenguin link, down the page).
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
From an email from Damien:
Posted by lukery at 10/11/2006 05:49:00 PM