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PBC News & Comment: Milestones in Endless Wars

As we mark 10 years since Iraq invasion, Afghan protests of US delays in exiting Wardak province beg the question…..“Why are we still there?”

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–Jeh Johnson, former Pentagon chief counsel and booster of military commissions, quibbles about “drone court idea”, misses obvious issues

–Syrian government says rebels have used gas weapons, rebels blame the Assad military

–as Obama visits Israel and Palestine, Israelis plan to ask US to attack Syria for them

–hunger strike grows at Guantanamo, Pentagon says 24 prisoners are participating, other sources say it’s more than 100

–Cyprus leaders reject EU bailout terms, especially tax on savings

–House Ethics Committee launches investigations into Rep. Don Young (R-Alaska) and Rep. Robert Andrews (D-NJ)