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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