Daily news — The long war and other cheery dispatches
The war in Iraq may be winding down, but the Obama administration continues to ramp up for a long war in Afghanistan, Politico says. The political news Web site reports that Pentagon leaders “are preparing a far-reaching plan that would prepare the U.S. military for a war that could last three to five more years.”
U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, caught on a wiretap offering to interfere in a spying investigation, has asked the Justice Department to release a full transcript. The New York Times says what she is requesting “may not be easy or even feasible.” The Washington Post says the Obama administration may drop the case against the two lobbyists.
The Times, continuing its intense coverage of the torture issue, says harsh interrogation tactics were adopted with little study or debate.
FBI workers are accused of using surveillance equipment to spy on teen girls changing clothes, the Associated Press reports. (Link found via Reason Hit and Run).
Freddie Mac’s chief financial officer has been found dead, an apparent suicide, says Fox News.