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PBC News & Comment, Friday December 16


John Fogerty rocks us into the news that the US occupation of Iraq is over, we don't gotta take it no more.Also covered:

--Pakistan said US commander apologized as our forces killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in late November, leading to the current diplomatic rift

--Iran demands that Afghanistan block future US drone flights over Iran from Afghan bases

--sabers rattle louder as Iran claims 20% nuclear enrichment

--Congress passes budget, shutdown averted.  Payroll tax extension still in flux, House Dems spin that Keystone XL clause is no big deal

--Pfc. Bradley Manning gets first preliminary hearing at Ft. Meade

--My cable bill subsidizes your sports habit--can I bill you for movies?

--Pacific wild salmon stocks may be contaminated with salmon anemia, probably spread from fish farms