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PBC News & Comment Monday April 9

Glenn Greenwald reports doc filmmaker Laura Poitras gets detained every time she arrives at a US airport;  NY Times calls Gitmo trial of KSM "The Road We Need Not Have Traveled".Also:

--Wired reporter Spencer Ackerman notes that the KSM tribunal may sidestep torture issues by relying on plea-bargained testimony of Majid Khan

--Peter van Buren, who is being drummed out of the State Dept. for telling the truth (but no secrets) about reconstruction boondoggles in Iraq, won the pool with co-workers about his termination.  Van Buren will return here for an interview this week.

--media celebrates obscene compensation for corporate executives, while burying the story of 70 execs whose pay was trimmed by 10% by our government

--Mitt Romney and Benjamin Netanyahu are BFF's

--during this worst recession/depression, only about 5 million people are getting welfare payments, 50 million get food stamps

--cell phone spam--mostly text messages--a growing curse