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PBC News & Comment Wednesday, February 22

PBC notes B.B.King played the White House last night, and thanks the King of the Blues for saying "yes" to a benefit concert that led to freedom for Dennis Jones.  Also covered:

--excerpt from Gareth Porter interview about Iran, and about recent attacks on Israelis that are blamed on Iran: Porter thinks they are "false flag" operations

--NY Times Magazine story on the personal problems of  Scott Ritter, the weapons inspector who told the truth about Iraq but was caught in an online sex stong

--Palestinian hunger striker ends fast, makes deal for release

--Peter Gleick admits he improperly obtained documents from Heartland Institute that revealed schemes to undermine climate science, funded by one of the Koch brothers

--Obama celebrates his victory on payroll tax cut extension