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In 2003 some 72% of Americans fully supported the Abandoning of the Missions and those Sent to Accomplish so extremely Quickly after 9/11!!

At least some 95%, if not more as less then 1% serve them, not only still support the, just below, total lack of Sacrifice, they ran from any and all Accountability and left everything still on the table to be continually used if the political/military want was still in play in future executive/legislative wants!!
DeJa-Vu: “With no shared sacrifices being asked of civilians after Sept. 11", Decades and War From, All Over Again!!


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Iraq War Inquiry: Mil. Family Lawyers Combing Released Report

Crowd-funding pays for lawyers to comb Chilcot report for Blair guilt over Iraq
17 August 2016 - The father of a British soldier killed in the Iraq War has said the "fight goes on" to pursue possible legal action against Tony Blair.

Reg Keys, whose son Tom Keys died in 2003, said lawyers were now "drilling down" into the 2.6 million page Chilcot report after a successful £150,000 crowd-funding campaign to pay for the crucial legal work.

The Iraq War Families Campaign Group launched the fundraiser on July 19 and despite passing its target, money has continued to roll in, now totalling £159,000 from more than 5,100 donors.

That cash is funding a forensic legal analysis of the Chilcot report, to establish whether a case could be brought against Mr Blair or other senior British officials "who might have acted unlawfully or in excess of their powers".

Mr Keys, who has led the campaign with fellow bereaved father Roger Bacon, said: "We're hopeful the next time you see us, it'll be at the Royal Courts of Justice to bring a civil prosecution over this debacle." read more>>>

“The fix is in”: How the Blair Government Helped U.K. Companies Profit From the Iraq War
August 15 2016 - Declassified documents from the lead-up to war show oil, gas and other corporations scrambling to capitalize on Iraq. >>>>

"It's a shame Brian Williams will be the only person ever punished for lying about Iraq"

The Country ran from any and all Accountability, Domestically and Internationally, throughout but especially as the Bush regime was leaving, even allowing it's rubber stamping conservative congresses to maintain control and then take over, states included, as Extremely quickly as they did the Missions and those sent to Accomplish after 9/11!! Leaving everything they did and twisted leagalities, making lawful that which the US had led the World in making unlawfull, to do on the table!!

And now Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after the Whole Country Abandoned the Missions and those sent to Accomplish, and still haven't paid for either nor the long term results from and that includes the VA their responsibility, so extremely quickly after 9/11!!
Command Sergeant Major: No Troops Died Searching for Bergdahl

Australians Understand What American Led Iraq War Policies Created

* * * CIA Torture: Read the Senate Intelligence Committee report * * *

In a Democracy: 'Citizens must know what is done in their name'

Pres. Bush: “Prisoners of war must at all times be humanely treated”

Blackwater Security Guards Handed Lengthy Sentences For Iraqi Killings

Human rights groups call for special prosecutor to investigate CIA torture

22 December 2014 - The ACLU and Human Rights Watch say the offences amount to ‘a vast criminal conspiracy’ and are ‘shocking and corrosive’ to US democracy and credibility read more>>>

* * * Seeds of ISIL Planted By Bush/Cheney and Conservative Congresses * * *

"Without the Iraq War There Would be No Islamic State"

Aug 8, 2015 - IS Top Command Dominated by Ex-Officers in Saddam's Army

* * * The British Iraq War Inquiry * * *
Released will carry private communications between GWBush and TBlair, like this already released: TB said there was a danger the Tories would see this as their chance to get rid of him … Bush said they would make it clear to the Tories that if they moved to get rid of TB "we will get rid of them".

Brit Report into Iraq War will Be Published in June or July 2016

* * * Iraq War Promoted Terrorism Rather Than Reducing It * * *
24 April 2014 - Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War promoted terrorism rather than reducing it and was a “strategic failure”, according to a major new report which estimated the cost of all UK conflicts since the end of the Cold War.
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported."

Facts: Matthew Hoh {former Marine and foreign service officer in Afghanistan}: "We spend a trillion dollars a year on national security in this country."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars." 26 September 2014

Bob Herbert "Losing Our Way" : "And then the staggering costs of these wars, which are borne by the taxpayers. I mean, one of the things that was insane was that, as we're at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush administration cut taxes. This has never been done in American history. The idea of cutting taxes while you're going to war is just crazy. I mean, it's madness." Bill 'Moyers and Company': Restoring an America That Has Lost its Way 10 Oct. 2014

$14 Million An Hour: War Costs Top $1.6 Trillion Since 9/11, Say Congressional Researchers
December 22 2014 - American taxpayers have shelled out roughly $1.6 trillion on war spending since 9/11, according to a new report from Congress’ nonpartisan research arm. That’s roughly $337 million a day -- or nearly a quarter million dollars a minute -- every single day for 13 years. read more>>>

DeJa-Vu: “With no shared sacrifices being asked of civilians after Sept. 11", Decades and War From, All Over Again!!

Chris Hayes MSNBC: "If you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought it" In response to Republican opposition to expanding Veterans' benefits on fiscal grounds

Neither of these recent wars have yet been paid for, let alone the results from, including the long ignored or outright denied existence of, till this Administrations Cabinet and Gen Shinseki, only Government branch consistent for the past six years, issues! As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded, VA budget is still borrowed thus added, problem creating, costs that shouldn't exist!


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Brit 'Iraq War Inquiry': 'Iraq Out & Loud'

Entire Chilcot Report reading to begin at Edinburgh Fringe with readers Ian Rankin,Stewart Lee and Al Murray
8 Aug. 2016 - It will by far the longest single Fringe show of the festival season, a marathon reading of one of the landmark publications of the year by a cast of thousands.

A reading of the Chilcot Report into the UK's entry into the war in Iraq, 2.6m words long, is to be read by more than 2000 people at the festival, reading continuously from beginning to end.

The organisers of the reading are Fringe veterans Bob Slayer and Omid Djalili, inspired by an idea by comedian Boothby Graffoe.

They have approached former Prime Minister Tony Blair, as well as the report's author, Sir John Chilcot, to take part in the mass reading.

Well known readers of the report will include Ian Rankin, Mr Djalili, Stewart Lee, Reg D Hunter, Mark Thomas, Dead Friedman, Tommy Sheppard MP, Jo Caulfield among many others.

The reading starts at 6pm today, Monday August 8, until the end it reached - Mr Slayer thinks it will take two weeks.

Mr Slayer said that the report will be read "straight", and "respectfully, humbly and relentlessly."

The organisers have launched an appeal for more readers to sign up via iraqoutloud.com. read more>>>

The world the Iraq war made
August 06, 2016 - With the land of the two rivers, Iraq and Syria, now a wasteland of human suffering and rubble, the Report of the Iraq Inquiry, commonly known as the Chilcot report (after its chairman, Sir John Chilcot), has aimed to help explain how we got here. Now that it has detailed the extent of British culpability in the 2003 American-led invasion of Iraq, those implicated in the report's findings are using two arguments to refute it.

The first, offered by former Prime Minister Tony Blair, that the world would be much worse today had Iraqi President Saddam Hussein been left in power. The second is that invading Iraq would have succeeded but for a lack of post-invasion planning, which allowed for the mayhem that followed.

The second argument has some truth to it. But the first argument is surely false – a desperate attempt at reputation management by those responsible for a disastrous decision. read more>>>

"It's a shame Brian Williams will be the only person ever punished for lying about Iraq"

The Country ran from any and all Accountability, Domestically and Internationally, throughout but especially as the Bush regime was leaving, even allowing it's rubber stamping conservative congresses to maintain control and then take over, states included, as Extremely quickly as they did the Missions and those sent to Accomplish after 9/11!! Leaving everything they did and twisted leagalities, making lawful that which the US had led the World in making unlawfull, to do on the table!!

And now Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after the Whole Country Abandoned the Missions and those sent to Accomplish, and still haven't paid for either nor the long term results from and that includes the VA their responsibility, so extremely quickly after 9/11!!
Command Sergeant Major: No Troops Died Searching for Bergdahl

Australians Understand What American Led Iraq War Policies Created

* * * CIA Torture: Read the Senate Intelligence Committee report * * *

In a Democracy: 'Citizens must know what is done in their name'

Pres. Bush: “Prisoners of war must at all times be humanely treated”

Blackwater Security Guards Handed Lengthy Sentences For Iraqi Killings

Human rights groups call for special prosecutor to investigate CIA torture

22 December 2014 - The ACLU and Human Rights Watch say the offences amount to ‘a vast criminal conspiracy’ and are ‘shocking and corrosive’ to US democracy and credibility read more>>>

* * * Seeds of ISIL Planted By Bush/Cheney and Conservative Congresses * * *

"Without the Iraq War There Would be No Islamic State"

Aug 8, 2015 - IS Top Command Dominated by Ex-Officers in Saddam's Army

* * * The British Iraq War Inquiry * * *
Released will carry private communications between GWBush and TBlair, like this already released: TB said there was a danger the Tories would see this as their chance to get rid of him … Bush said they would make it clear to the Tories that if they moved to get rid of TB "we will get rid of them".

Brit Report into Iraq War will Be Published in June or July 2016

* * * Iraq War Promoted Terrorism Rather Than Reducing It * * *
24 April 2014 - Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War promoted terrorism rather than reducing it and was a “strategic failure”, according to a major new report which estimated the cost of all UK conflicts since the end of the Cold War.
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported."

Facts: Matthew Hoh {former Marine and foreign service officer in Afghanistan}: "We spend a trillion dollars a year on national security in this country."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars." 26 September 2014

Bob Herbert "Losing Our Way" : "And then the staggering costs of these wars, which are borne by the taxpayers. I mean, one of the things that was insane was that, as we're at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush administration cut taxes. This has never been done in American history. The idea of cutting taxes while you're going to war is just crazy. I mean, it's madness." Bill 'Moyers and Company': Restoring an America That Has Lost its Way 10 Oct. 2014

$14 Million An Hour: War Costs Top $1.6 Trillion Since 9/11, Say Congressional Researchers
December 22 2014 - American taxpayers have shelled out roughly $1.6 trillion on war spending since 9/11, according to a new report from Congress’ nonpartisan research arm. That’s roughly $337 million a day -- or nearly a quarter million dollars a minute -- every single day for 13 years. read more>>>

DeJa-Vu: “With no shared sacrifices being asked of civilians after Sept. 11", Decades and War From, All Over Again!!

Chris Hayes MSNBC: "If you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought it" In response to Republican opposition to expanding Veterans' benefits on fiscal grounds

Neither of these recent wars have yet been paid for, let alone the results from, including the long ignored or outright denied existence of, till this Administrations Cabinet and Gen Shinseki, only Government branch consistent for the past six years, issues! As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded, VA budget is still borrowed thus added, problem creating, costs that shouldn't exist!


Sunday, July 31, 2016

SACRIFICE??

@realDonaldTrump #madealotofsacrifices Sacrifice?: For Wars-'0' For Blowback From Policies-'0' For Veterans Of-'0'

Made Wealth off Defense War Investments-$$$+++ Making Wealth off Blowback From the Policies-$$$+++ Wants To Make Wealth off All Privatized VA-$$$+++

"If military action is worth our troops’ blood, it should be worth our treasure, too — not just in the abstract, but in the form of a specific ante by every American." -Andrew Rosenthal 10 Feb. 2013

“We are dealing with veterans, not procedures—with their problems, not ours.” —General Omar Bradley, First Administrator of the Veterans Administration

Chris Hayes : "If you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought it" In response to Republican, long ago lost as the party of Lincoln and not just as to us Veterans, opposition to expanding Veterans' benefits on fiscal grounds

Sen. Bernie Sanders told Conservatives: “If you can’t afford to take care of your veterans, than don’t go war. These people are bearing the brunt of what war is about, We have a moral obligation to support them.” February, 26th, 2014

"It's a shame Brian Williams will be the only person ever punished for lying about Iraq"

The Country ran from any and all Accountability, Domestically and Internationally, throughout but especially as the Bush regime was leaving, even allowing it's rubber stamping conservative congresses to maintain control and then take over, states included, as Extremely quickly as they did the Missions and those sent to Accomplish after 9/11!! Leaving everything they did and twisted leagalities, making lawful that which the US had led the World in making unlawfull, to do on the table!!

And now Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after the Whole Country Abandoned the Missions and those sent to Accomplish, and still haven't paid for either nor the long term results from and that includes the VA their responsibility, so extremely quickly after 9/11!!
Command Sergeant Major: No Troops Died Searching for Bergdahl

Australians Understand What American Led Iraq War Policies Created

* * * CIA Torture: Read the Senate Intelligence Committee report * * *

In a Democracy: 'Citizens must know what is done in their name'

Pres. Bush: “Prisoners of war must at all times be humanely treated”

Blackwater Security Guards Handed Lengthy Sentences For Iraqi Killings

Human rights groups call for special prosecutor to investigate CIA torture

22 December 2014 - The ACLU and Human Rights Watch say the offences amount to ‘a vast criminal conspiracy’ and are ‘shocking and corrosive’ to US democracy and credibility read more>>>

* * * Seeds of ISIL Planted By Bush/Cheney and Conservative Congresses * * *

"Without the Iraq War There Would be No Islamic State"

Aug 8, 2015 - IS Top Command Dominated by Ex-Officers in Saddam's Army

* * * The British Iraq War Inquiry * * *
Released will carry private communications between GWBush and TBlair, like this already released: TB said there was a danger the Tories would see this as their chance to get rid of him … Bush said they would make it clear to the Tories that if they moved to get rid of TB "we will get rid of them".

Brit Report into Iraq War will Be Published in June or July 2016

* * * Iraq War Promoted Terrorism Rather Than Reducing It * * *
24 April 2014 - Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War promoted terrorism rather than reducing it and was a “strategic failure”, according to a major new report which estimated the cost of all UK conflicts since the end of the Cold War.
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported."

Facts: Matthew Hoh {former Marine and foreign service officer in Afghanistan}: "We spend a trillion dollars a year on national security in this country."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars." 26 September 2014

Bob Herbert "Losing Our Way" : "And then the staggering costs of these wars, which are borne by the taxpayers. I mean, one of the things that was insane was that, as we're at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush administration cut taxes. This has never been done in American history. The idea of cutting taxes while you're going to war is just crazy. I mean, it's madness." Bill 'Moyers and Company': Restoring an America That Has Lost its Way 10 Oct. 2014

$14 Million An Hour: War Costs Top $1.6 Trillion Since 9/11, Say Congressional Researchers
December 22 2014 - American taxpayers have shelled out roughly $1.6 trillion on war spending since 9/11, according to a new report from Congress’ nonpartisan research arm. That’s roughly $337 million a day -- or nearly a quarter million dollars a minute -- every single day for 13 years. read more>>>

DeJa-Vu: “With no shared sacrifices being asked of civilians after Sept. 11", Decades and War From, All Over Again!!

Chris Hayes MSNBC: "If you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought it" In response to Republican opposition to expanding Veterans' benefits on fiscal grounds

Neither of these recent wars have yet been paid for, let alone the results from, including the long ignored or outright denied existence of, till this Administrations Cabinet and Gen Shinseki, only Government branch consistent for the past six years, issues! As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded, VA budget is still borrowed thus added, problem creating, costs that shouldn't exist!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Iraq: As Brit Mil. Families Seek Accountability Gov Christie Has RNC Mock Trial

And the Bush Admin and Republican Congresses aren't the Defendant's! Revisionist history continues strong run, especially on everything GWB and Cheney with strong Conservative backing of!!

As Christie holds RNC mock Hillary trial many in Country first thoughts, as it has been on almost all attacks on President Obama and continued Clinton, Hillary now, attacks these recent years, Brit 'Iraq War Inquiry' verdicts and not just many but most in rest of World as well!!

Jul 19th 2016 - Crowd goes wild as Chris Christie holds mock trial for Hillary Clinton

Chilcot report: Iraq war families crowdfund legal costs
Families of some of the British troops killed in Iraq have launched a public crowdfunding appeal to pay for lawyers to potentially sue those responsible.

19 July 2016 - The Iraq War Families Campaign Group wants to raise £150,000 to fund legal work, including analysing the 12-volume Chilcot report on the Iraq war inquiry.

They hope to assess whether people who made mistakes, such as former PM Tony Blair, can be pursued in civil courts.

The report did not make any findings on whether individuals acted unlawfully.

However, it rejected the legal basis for UK military action, and said Mr Blair overstated the threat posed by then-President of Iraq Saddam Hussein and sent ill-prepared troops into battle.

There was no "imminent threat" from Saddam - and the intelligence case was "not justified", Sir John Chilcot, the ex-civil servant who chaired the inquiry, said.

The report highlighted a catalogue of errors in political and military decision-making, including: read more>>>

19 July 2016 - At Trump’s Convention, It’s George W. Bush’s Legacy That’s On Trial

19 July 2016 - Report: Bush worried he would be 'last Republican president'

20 July 2016 - Families of British troops killed in Iraq raise £70,000 in a DAY to fund legal action against Tony Blair
Anyone wanting to back the families' campaign can donate at The Iraq War Families Campaign Group

"It's a shame Brian Williams will be the only person ever punished for lying about Iraq"

The Country ran from any and all Accountability, Domestically and Internationally, throughout but especially as the Bush regime was leaving, even allowing it's rubber stamping conservative congresses to maintain control and then take over, states included, as Extremely quickly as they did the Missions and those sent to Accomplish after 9/11!! Leaving everything they did and twisted leagalities, making lawful that which the US had led the World in making unlawfull, to do on the table!!

And now Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after the Whole Country Abandoned the Missions and those sent to Accomplish, and still haven't paid for either nor the long term results from and that includes the VA their responsibility, so extremely quickly after 9/11!!
Command Sergeant Major: No Troops Died Searching for Bergdahl

Australians Understand What American Led Iraq War Policies Created

* * * CIA Torture: Read the Senate Intelligence Committee report * * *

In a Democracy: 'Citizens must know what is done in their name'

Pres. Bush: “Prisoners of war must at all times be humanely treated”

Blackwater Security Guards Handed Lengthy Sentences For Iraqi Killings

Human rights groups call for special prosecutor to investigate CIA torture

22 December 2014 - The ACLU and Human Rights Watch say the offences amount to ‘a vast criminal conspiracy’ and are ‘shocking and corrosive’ to US democracy and credibility read more>>>

* * * Seeds of ISIL Planted By Bush/Cheney and Conservative Congresses * * *

"Without the Iraq War There Would be No Islamic State"

Aug 8, 2015 - IS Top Command Dominated by Ex-Officers in Saddam's Army

* * * The British Iraq War Inquiry * * *
Released will carry private communications between GWBush and TBlair, like this already released: TB said there was a danger the Tories would see this as their chance to get rid of him … Bush said they would make it clear to the Tories that if they moved to get rid of TB "we will get rid of them".

Brit Report into Iraq War will Be Published in June or July 2016

* * * Iraq War Promoted Terrorism Rather Than Reducing It * * *
24 April 2014 - Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War promoted terrorism rather than reducing it and was a “strategic failure”, according to a major new report which estimated the cost of all UK conflicts since the end of the Cold War.
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported."

Facts: Matthew Hoh {former Marine and foreign service officer in Afghanistan}: "We spend a trillion dollars a year on national security in this country."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars." 26 September 2014

Bob Herbert "Losing Our Way" : "And then the staggering costs of these wars, which are borne by the taxpayers. I mean, one of the things that was insane was that, as we're at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush administration cut taxes. This has never been done in American history. The idea of cutting taxes while you're going to war is just crazy. I mean, it's madness." Bill 'Moyers and Company': Restoring an America That Has Lost its Way 10 Oct. 2014

$14 Million An Hour: War Costs Top $1.6 Trillion Since 9/11, Say Congressional Researchers
December 22 2014 - American taxpayers have shelled out roughly $1.6 trillion on war spending since 9/11, according to a new report from Congress’ nonpartisan research arm. That’s roughly $337 million a day -- or nearly a quarter million dollars a minute -- every single day for 13 years. read more>>>

DeJa-Vu: “With no shared sacrifices being asked of civilians after Sept. 11", Decades and War From, All Over Again!!

Chris Hayes MSNBC: "If you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought it" In response to Republican opposition to expanding Veterans' benefits on fiscal grounds

Neither of these recent wars have yet been paid for, let alone the results from, including the long ignored or outright denied existence of, till this Administrations Cabinet and Gen Shinseki, only Government branch consistent for the past six years, issues! As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded, VA budget is still borrowed thus added, problem creating, costs that shouldn't exist!


Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Brit 'Iraq War Inquiry': Tragic Lessons Never Learned

And as a Vietnam Vet I can attest to the promises made by the Americans served, in their poser patriotic fervor, that they quickly forgot all they said they'll never forget and, DeJa-Vu, including the few who served them, that continues!!! This time not only on one front but in two, redoing same, as they quickly abandoned the missions and those sent to accomplish after a direct attack on the Country, another lesson so quickly forgotten!!

The Chilcot report reveals everything we’ve forgotten since 1945
More than 70 years after the second world war, the Chilcot report shows us that governments driven by ideology are doomed to make the same mistakes

12 July 2016 - In September 1945, the US produced a seminal document called the Strategic Bombing Survey. Air power had been used during the second world war in unprecedented ways and there was a need to reflect on it and learn lessons. The breadth and extent of the survey, which operated from London, was almost beyond comprehension. The forward to the survey states: “Germany was scoured for its war records, which were found sometimes, but rarely, in places where they ought to have been; sometimes in safe-deposit vaults, often in private houses, in barns, in caves; on one occasion, in a hen house and, on two occasions, in coffins.”

The Chilcot report took seven years to complete and cost an estimated £10.3m. But the Strategic Bombing Survey cost more. “It was necessary, in many cases,” they explained, “to follow closely behind the front; otherwise, vital records might have been irretrievably lost. Survey personnel suffered several casualties, including four killed.”

The survey’s summary used the term “lesson to be learned” only once in a section called Of the Future: “The great lesson to be learned in the battered towns of England and the ruined cities of Germany is that the best way to win a war is to prevent it from occurring.”

The report continued by detailing what those best efforts would entail. read more>>>

"It's a shame Brian Williams will be the only person ever punished for lying about Iraq"

The Country ran from any and all Accountability, Domestically and Internationally, throughout but especially as the Bush regime was leaving, even allowing it's rubber stamping conservative congresses to maintain control and then take over, states included, as Extremely quickly as they did the Missions and those sent to Accomplish after 9/11!! Leaving everything they did and twisted leagalities, making lawful that which the US had led the World in making unlawfull, to do on the table!!

And now Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after the Whole Country Abandoned the Missions and those sent to Accomplish, and still haven't paid for either nor the long term results from and that includes the VA their responsibility, so extremely quickly after 9/11!!
Command Sergeant Major: No Troops Died Searching for Bergdahl

Australians Understand What American Led Iraq War Policies Created

* * * CIA Torture: Read the Senate Intelligence Committee report * * *

In a Democracy: 'Citizens must know what is done in their name'

Pres. Bush: “Prisoners of war must at all times be humanely treated”

Blackwater Security Guards Handed Lengthy Sentences For Iraqi Killings

Human rights groups call for special prosecutor to investigate CIA torture

22 December 2014 - The ACLU and Human Rights Watch say the offences amount to ‘a vast criminal conspiracy’ and are ‘shocking and corrosive’ to US democracy and credibility read more>>>

* * * Seeds of ISIL Planted By Bush/Cheney and Conservative Congresses * * *

"Without the Iraq War There Would be No Islamic State"

Aug 8, 2015 - IS Top Command Dominated by Ex-Officers in Saddam's Army

* * * The British Iraq War Inquiry * * *
Released will carry private communications between GWBush and TBlair, like this already released: TB said there was a danger the Tories would see this as their chance to get rid of him … Bush said they would make it clear to the Tories that if they moved to get rid of TB "we will get rid of them".

Brit Report into Iraq War will Be Published in June or July 2016

* * * Iraq War Promoted Terrorism Rather Than Reducing It * * *
24 April 2014 - Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War promoted terrorism rather than reducing it and was a “strategic failure”, according to a major new report which estimated the cost of all UK conflicts since the end of the Cold War.
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported."

Facts: Matthew Hoh {former Marine and foreign service officer in Afghanistan}: "We spend a trillion dollars a year on national security in this country."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars." 26 September 2014

Bob Herbert "Losing Our Way" : "And then the staggering costs of these wars, which are borne by the taxpayers. I mean, one of the things that was insane was that, as we're at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush administration cut taxes. This has never been done in American history. The idea of cutting taxes while you're going to war is just crazy. I mean, it's madness." Bill 'Moyers and Company': Restoring an America That Has Lost its Way 10 Oct. 2014

$14 Million An Hour: War Costs Top $1.6 Trillion Since 9/11, Say Congressional Researchers
December 22 2014 - American taxpayers have shelled out roughly $1.6 trillion on war spending since 9/11, according to a new report from Congress’ nonpartisan research arm. That’s roughly $337 million a day -- or nearly a quarter million dollars a minute -- every single day for 13 years. read more>>>

DeJa-Vu: “With no shared sacrifices being asked of civilians after Sept. 11", Decades and War From, All Over Again!!

Chris Hayes MSNBC: "If you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought it" In response to Republican opposition to expanding Veterans' benefits on fiscal grounds

Neither of these recent wars have yet been paid for, let alone the results from, including the long ignored or outright denied existence of, till this Administrations Cabinet and Gen Shinseki, only Government branch consistent for the past six years, issues! As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded, VA budget is still borrowed thus added, problem creating, costs that shouldn't exist!


Sunday, July 10, 2016

American Vets Seek 'Iraq War Inquiry', Brit Mil. Families Seek to Sue Blair

MARCH 24, 2003 - Seventy-Two Percent of Americans Support War Against Iraq
Extremely quickly abandoning the Missions and Those sent to Accomplish, once again with no conscious guilt in doing and with, poser, patriotic flags a wavin, after 9/11!!

* * * The British Iraq War Inquiry * * *

UK’s investigation into Iraq invasion is ‘example of what we could do with political courage’, says codirector of Iraq Veterans against the War

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But the response to Chilcot, which supported allegations that the invasion helped spawn terrorist groups like Islamic State, was muted in the US. Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, a prominent not-for-profit group, did not have a comment on the report.

US veterans on Chilcot: we need our own inquiry to avoid repeating mistakes
9 July 2016 - Following the devastating British inquiry into the 2003 invasion of Iraq, American veterans and their families have warned that the US is liable to repeat the mistakes without a similarly comprehensive investigation.

The UK’s Chilcot inquiry was released on Wednesday, and while it is no secret in the US that the invasion was a failure, nothing so damning as the 2.6m-word British inquiry has been released by an independent US government body.

“The Chilcot report is an example of what we could do if there was any kind of political courage to reckon with the after-effects of the global war on terror that we were pushed into,” said Matt Howard, who was deployed to Iraq twice while serving in the marine corps.

Congressional reports have shown that the US invasion was based on faulty intelligence, but none were as crushing as Chilcot, which provoked the mother of a British soldier killed in the war to declare former British prime minister Tony Blair the “world’s worst terrorist”.

The inquiry found that President George W Bush and his aides exaggerated intelligence to make a case for invading Iraq, and that planning and preparations for Iraq after Saddam were “wholly inadequate”.

“The fact that we haven’t done a report like that – and there haven’t been any moves to do that – makes it a whole hell of a lot more likely that we are going to go right down the same road and make the same mistakes we did less than 13 years ago,” said Howard. read more>>>

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3 July 2016 - Brit 'Iraq War Inquiry' 6 July 2016: American 'Accountability' For Iraq, Hell NO!!

Accountability in America for policies supported and followed, especially by those who needed to and willingly did rubber stamped the wants for the policies 'Done In All Our Names', what's that!!

The Country ran, even before the Bush admin left office, from any and all 'accountability', 'Done In Our Names'!! Left everything done on the table, except the illegal torture and secret very costly in many ways CIA prisons disbanded policies not by the people but by the incoming Obama administration, then quickly started attacking that new administration for the continued use of!!

The extremely rapid abandoning of the Missions and those sent to Accomplish after 9/11 gave rapid spread and rise of the al Qaeda ideologies blowback, especially helped by the equally rapid and rising hatreds by extremists, so called, christians in America, meme's, books, FOX speak and even slanderous blasphemy movies of not the extremist Muslims but the whole of Islam, and done in 'gods' name!! Which gave rise to, most would label even more extremist and unstable, ISIL Deadly Extremism, replacing al Qaeda!!

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Chilcot report: Tony Blair could be sued for 'every penny' by families of soldiers killed in Iraq War
'Chilcot gives us a lot of threads to pursue and those threads make a powerful rope to catch him'

8 July 2016 - The families of soldiers killed in Iraq have vowed to sue Tony Blair for “every penny”.

The former prime minister could face a civil lawsuit over allegations the abused his power to take the country to war following the publication of the Chilcot report on Wednesday.

Sir John Chilcot concluded that Mr Blair had overstated the case for military action in March 2003 as there was “no imminent threat” posed by Saddam Hussein and it was not the “last resort”.

He also said the planning for the post-war clean up was “inadequate” and said there was not strong enough evidence to suggest Hussein had weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

He stopped short of declaring the war illegal but a source close to the families told the Daily Telegraph said the report provided legal grounds for the lawsuit.

The source said: “It gives us a lot of threads to pursue and those threads make a powerful rope to catch him”. read more>>>

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January 14, 2004 - The Bush administration began planning to use U.S. troops to invade Iraq within days after the former Texas governor entered the White House three years ago, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill told CBS News' 60 Minutes.

27 November 2009 - Blair and a deal signed in blood: PM and Bush had secret plan to topple Saddam, says envoy
But there was a 'sea change' in attitude after the atrocities, with former national security adviser Condoleezza Rice targeting Iraq on the very day of the outrage.He said: 'On 9/11 itself I had a telephone conversation and I said, "Who do you think did it?" She said, "There's no doubt it was an Al Qaeda operation".'At the end of the conversation she said, "We're just looking at the possibility that there could be any link to Saddam Hussein".' >>>

30 November 2009 - Chilcot inquiry hears Bush began Iraq war drumbeat three days after 9/11

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Iraq War: What happened to some of the West's key decision-makers
Some took up art, others went in to academia, while quite a few took highly paid consultancy jobs

7 July 2016 - George Bush’s vice president and alter ego was one of the hardliners who pushed him into invading Iraq. Since 2009, he has constantly turned up on television as a critic of Barack Obama.

In May, he was one of the first Republican grandees to declare his support for Donald Trump. read more>>>

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The Cheney and surrounding friends, both in and out of government but especially in, continued doing what they did during the whole Bush administration, laughing and patting each other on the backs, and continue doing so, as they watched the continued cha ching ringing up their offshore wealth wall street wealth vaults, knowing their names would rarely, if ever, be mentioned in the history books including that about, the extremely quick abandoning of the missions and those sent after 9/11, the two wars, OEF and OIF. That would all be bared on the GW Bush shoulders, though he doesn't worry either, in his eyes he's finally a success, as measured by wealth, just look at the trump types, especially in daddy's eyes. No more trying to live up to family standards set and collapsing a number of endeavors only to have daddy and friends of bail him out and prop him back up, he's still reaping from the policies they followed. And with two huge tax cuts to boot, with plenty more coming and with more added perks since because they're a part of them 'job creators' as their wealth builds!!

The co-conspirators, the republican rubber stamping congresses with their full support FOX speak base, have continually sought to scrub reality from history in many ways while also using a favorite, attack a Clinton, this time, again, costing tax payers dearly, as to Bengazi and e-mails. Keeping it going, even after rulings on and nothing from them, to deflect!

They actually got a gift with the killings of two more black americans and then five police officers shot and killed in Dallas. While once again the initial killings that apparently set up the Dallas bundy farm style sniper attack cheered on by republican supporters who then came out with bluelivesmatter, not to them as the bundy militia was targeting law enforcement even at the bird sanctuary recently, the NRA went silent especially as to the legal carry and registered and doing what a law abiding gun owner should, informing a police officer who had stopped them for a traffic violation so a deadly incident wouldn't arrise, it did and with a child in the car watching it all, gun first pointed at then multiple shots fired into car and gun owner!!

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When Blair met Bush: how the UK went to war in Iraq
The story of how the UK got embroiled in the conflict looks a little different following the publication of the Chilcot report

9 July 2016 - Tuesday 2 April 2002 was a warm spring day, the first after the Easter weekend. The country was coming to terms with the death of the Queen Mother, a young singer called Gareth Gates had shot to No 1 and Admiral Lord Boyce, chief of the defence staff, was heading to Buckinghamshire for a meeting with the prime minister at Chequers.

A submariner in his early career, colleagues thought Boyce rather prickly, a trait cabinet minister Clare Short attributed to the long periods he had spent underwater.

Certainly, his summons to see Tony Blair seemed to have left him a little nonplussed. British forces were already deployed in Afghanistan, which was his priority. And though he had heard talk in the press and around Whitehall about a shift in interest towards Iraq, he wasn’t one for gossip or small talk.

Blair, however, wanted to chat about Saddam Hussein. “I guess my presence at Chequers on that particular occasion was simply … if there were questions coming up about what could be done militarily; what was our capability should we be asked to do something,” Boyce explained to the Chilcot inquiry.

If there had been a significant hardening of thinking in Downing Street, Boyce appeared to have left Chequers none the wiser. As far as he was concerned, attacking Iraq just wasn’t on the cards. read more>>>

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6 July 2016 - Brit 'Iraq War Inquiry': 'Crushing verdict on Blair and the Iraq war'

6 July 2016 - British 'Iraq War Inquiry'

6 July 2016 - Brit 'Iraq War Inquiry': 'I will be with you, whatever'

7 July 2016 - Brit 'Iraq War Inquiry': Public Accountability Wishes a 'Happy 70th' GWB


Thursday, July 7, 2016

Brit 'Iraq War Inquiry': Public Accountability Wishes a 'Happy 70th' GWB

MARCH 24, 2003 - Seventy-Two Percent of Americans Support War Against Iraq

Did you think many, not just in America but on the World stage, would forget your big day! And not offer up a lasting, reality history already written but up to 6 July 2016 not as very public testimony and related reality facts, present that can be viewed and studied long into the future, your legacy!! The rest of that, yours and the conservative republicans ideologies, legacy is also well known!! And remember, cheney and company and the repub congressional enablers will be mentioned only in passing if at all and they knew that going in!!

* * * The British Iraq War Inquiry * * *
Accountability in America for policies supported and followed, especially by those who needed to and willingly did rubber stamped the wants for the policies 'done in All our names', what's that!!

The extremely rapid abandoning of the Missions and those sent to Accomplish after 9/11 gave rapid spread and rise of the al Qaeda ideologies blowback, especially helped by the equally rapid and rising hatreds by extremists, so called, christians in America, meme's, books, FOX speak and even slanderous blasphemy movies of not the extremist Muslims but the whole of Islam, and done in 'gods' name!! Which gave rise to, some would label even more extremist and unstable, ISIL Deadly Extremism, replacing al Qaeda!!

Tony Blair is right: without the Iraq war there would be no Islamic State

No matter how the FOX speak Republicans, very complicent in Iraq and extremely quickly abandoning Afghanistan and bin Laden's al Qaeda policies, continue the long established, propagandizing, standard of scrubbing reality, like with the release of the Bengazi Congressional report just days prior to, so many months and so much people's capital spent on, or the now FOX speak screaming about Hillary's email server, even though the bush admin used, and scrubbed, RNC servers and Rice and Powell used private email accounts for their Secretary of State correspondence, you all fail to mention, 'Reality' stands above propaganda and conspiracy!! Didn't think you all could do it but in wiping the Bush years from your 'reality' you actually picked and support someone even worse, Trump!

George W Bush Just Got the Worst 70th Birthday Present Imaginable
George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) - July 6 2016 - Happy birthday, Mr President… here’s a 12-volume report tearing your signature foreign policy to shreds. read more>>>

Setting up the policy even before 9/11! As they were getting intel on who carried out the 9/11 plane attacks, al Qaeda and once CIA asset and friend of the Country bin Laden, they were getting set up to sell, FOX speak media obliged in growing louder war drum beating, what they really sought, to take out another once CIA asset, helped by to become Iraq's leader, and friend of America's power brokers, political and commercial, especially on the Conservative side of the political ideologies, Saddam!!

Chilcot report: What Blair said to Bush in memos
6 July 2016 - Memos sent by former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair to then US President George W Bush in the run-up to the Iraq War shine a light on the extent of the relationship between the two leaders.

The memos sent between 2001 and 2007 were released alongside Sir John Chilcot's report of his inquiry into the Iraq War. Mr Bush's replies were not included in the report.

'Better to act now'

Tony Blair to George Bush, 12 September 2001

In one of the oldest notes to be released, sent the day after the attack on New York's Twin Towers, Mr Blair offered his support to bring to justice the hijackers and looked ahead to the "next stage after this evil".

Mr Blair said some would "baulk" at the measures necessary to control "biological, chemical and other weapons of mass destruction", but added: "We are better to act now and explain and justify our actions than let the day be put off until some further, perhaps even worse catastrophe occurs."

'We need to deal with Saddam'

Tony Blair to George Bush, 11 October 2001 read more>>>

Drip, drip, drip, "He recalled noting that: "the dog didn't bark - it grizzled." Don't forget - this 'grizzling' for regime change was 6 months BEFORE 9/11."". drip, drip, drip, "But there was a 'sea change' in attitude after the atrocities, with former national security adviser Condoleezza Rice targeting Iraq on the very day of the outrage.", drip, drip, drip, "George Bush tried to make a connection between Iraq and al-Qaida in a conversation with Tony Blair three days after the 9/11 attacks, according to Blair's foreign policy adviser of the time.", drip, drip, drip, "There was "a touching belief [in Washington] that we shouldn't worry so much about the aftermath because it was all going to be sweetness and light".", drip, drip, drip, "Boyce mentions the "dysfunctionalism" of Washington. He says that he would find himself briefing his American counterparts on what was happening in different parts of the US administration. Rumsfeld was not sharing information", drip, drip, drip...........!

January 14, 2004 - The Bush administration began planning to use U.S. troops to invade Iraq within days after the former Texas governor entered the White House three years ago, former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill told CBS News' 60 Minutes.

27 November 2009 - Blair and a deal signed in blood: PM and Bush had secret plan to topple Saddam, says envoy
But there was a 'sea change' in attitude after the atrocities, with former national security adviser Condoleezza Rice targeting Iraq on the very day of the outrage.He said: 'On 9/11 itself I had a telephone conversation and I said, "Who do you think did it?" She said, "There's no doubt it was an Al Qaeda operation".'At the end of the conversation she said, "We're just looking at the possibility that there could be any link to Saddam Hussein".' >>>

30 November 2009 - Chilcot inquiry hears Bush began Iraq war drumbeat three days after 9/11

3 July 2016 - Brit 'Iraq War Inquiry' 6 July 2016: American 'Accountability' For Iraq, Hell NO!!

6 July 2016 - Brit 'Iraq War Inquiry': 'Crushing verdict on Blair and the Iraq war'

6 July 2016 - British 'Iraq War Inquiry'

6 July 2016 - Brit 'Iraq War Inquiry': 'I will be with you, whatever'


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Brit 'Iraq War Inquiry': 'I will be with you, whatever'

Tony Blair told George Bush 'I will be with you, whatever' months before joining Iraq War, Chilcot report reveals
6 July 2016 - Those were the opening words of Mr Blair's 'Note on Iraq' to the White House in July 2002

Almost like a lover promising to be faithful 'till death us do part', Tony Blair promised George Bush: “I will be with you, whatever.”

It has long been rumoured the Prime Minister had promised something of the sort during his private dealings with the US President , though not everyone believed it. read more>>>

29 private letters between Tony Blair and George Bush to be published in Iraq Inquiry
6 July 2016 - TWENTY-NINE previously secret letters between former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and US President George Bush in the lead up to the Iraq war will be made public on Wednesday.

The correspondence will be published as part of the Iraq Inquiry led by Sir John Chilcot and dubbed the “Chilcot report”.

The 2.6 million-word report, which is four times the length of War and Peace, has taken seven years to produce.

It was launched in 2009 to discover Britain’s role in the Iraq war and was tasked with investigating exactly what led to the 2003 invasion led by the US and the subsequent occupation of Iraq.

The controversial war did not have approval from the UN Security Council and was based on the assumption that Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction which was later proved to be unfounded.

The letters will make up just some of the hundreds of classified documents set to be released which will show exactly what leaders were thinking behind the scenes. read more>>>

Chilcot Report: Bereaved families say Tony Blair is ‘the world's worst terrorist’ and we want to see him in court
Relatives of servicepeople killed in Iraq are looking to use the report as the basis for legal action – with Tony Blair one of their main targets

6 July 2016 - Tony Blair has been called “the world’s worst terrorist” by one of the families of the 179 British servicepeople killed in Iraq, moments after they heard Sir John Chilcot finally deliver his verdict on the Iraq War.

After Sir John delivered a summary of his findings, Sarah O'Connor, whose brother Sergeant Bob O'Connor died in Iraq in 2005, fought back tears as she said: "There is one terrorist that the world needs to be aware of and his name is Tony Blair, the world's worst terrorist."

She was speaking at a press conference called by some of the bereaved families, who had loudly applauded Sir John as he finished delivering his summary.

The families made clear that they would now be considering legal action in light of the findings of the 2.6-million-word, 12-volume report – and Tony Blair would be one of their main targets. read more>>>

Chilcot report: Intelligence on WMDs exaggerated to justify going to war, inquiry finds
Tony Blair's statements on Iraq's military capabilities 'were presented with a certainty that was not justified', Sir John Chilcot has said

6 July 2016 - A deliberate policy of exaggeration and omission in the intelligence over Saddam Hussein’s supposed weapons of mass destruction paved the way for the invasion of Iraq: this was the damning conclusion of Sir John Chilcot’s report.

The Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), which produced the now notorious dossier claiming that Iraq had nuclear, chemical and biological warfare capabilities broadly produced what Tony Blair’s government wanted to hear. And, it remained silent when the Prime Minister even ignored what caveats there were in the dossier to make his case for war.

“In the House of Commons on 24 September 2002, Mr Blair presented Iraq’s past, current and future capabilities as evidence of the severity of the potential threat from Iraq’s WMD” stated Sir Chilcot.

“He said that, at some point in the future, that threat would become a reality. The judgments about Iraq’s capabilities in that statement, and in the dossier published the same day, were presented with a certainty that was not justified… It is now clear that policy on Iraq was made on the basis of flawed intelligence and assessments. They were not challenged, and they should have been.” read more>>>

British 'Iraq War Inquiry'

Brit 'Iraq War Inquiry': 'Crushing verdict on Blair and the Iraq war'

Brit 'Iraq War Inquiry' 6 July 2016: American 'Accountability' For Iraq, Hell NO!!


British 'Iraq War Inquiry'

I have yet gone through the, now, updated web site, started as the inquiry began and added to during and after, to see if anything was scrubbed. It did carry all the very public testimony, video's and all, and added intelligence that was unclassified, for public consumption, over time, including closed door meetings. Including the damning, public, testimony as to the British counterparts here in America that should have triggered, along with so much more, Accountability and Inquiries into here in the, no longer, United States!

Welcome to the website of the Iraq Inquiry
The Report of the Iraq Inquiry was published on 6 July 2016. Sir John Chilcot's public statement can be read here.

From the links on this page you can access the Executive Summary and the Report, search the supporting documents and review transcripts and recordings of the original hearings.

Brit 'Iraq War Inquiry' 6 July 2016: American 'Accountability' For Iraq, Hell NO!!

"It's a shame Brian Williams will be the only person ever punished for lying about Iraq"

The Country ran from any and all Accountability, Domestically and Internationally, throughout but especially as the Bush regime was leaving, even allowing it's rubber stamping conservative congresses to maintain control and then take over, states included, as Extremely quickly as they did the Missions and those sent to Accomplish after 9/11!! Leaving everything they did and twisted leagalities, making lawful that which the US had led the World in making unlawfull, to do on the table!!

And now Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after the Whole Country Abandoned the Missions and those sent to Accomplish, and still haven't paid for either nor the long term results from and that includes the VA their responsibility, so extremely quickly after 9/11!!
Command Sergeant Major: No Troops Died Searching for Bergdahl

Australians Understand What American Led Iraq War Policies Created

* * * CIA Torture: Read the Senate Intelligence Committee report * * *

In a Democracy: 'Citizens must know what is done in their name'

Pres. Bush: “Prisoners of war must at all times be humanely treated”

Blackwater Security Guards Handed Lengthy Sentences For Iraqi Killings

Human rights groups call for special prosecutor to investigate CIA torture

22 December 2014 - The ACLU and Human Rights Watch say the offences amount to ‘a vast criminal conspiracy’ and are ‘shocking and corrosive’ to US democracy and credibility read more>>>

* * * Seeds of ISIL Planted By Bush/Cheney and Conservative Congresses * * *

"Without the Iraq War There Would be No Islamic State"

Aug 8, 2015 - IS Top Command Dominated by Ex-Officers in Saddam's Army

* * * The British Iraq War Inquiry * * *
Released will carry private communications between GWBush and TBlair, like this already released: TB said there was a danger the Tories would see this as their chance to get rid of him … Bush said they would make it clear to the Tories that if they moved to get rid of TB "we will get rid of them".

Brit Report into Iraq War will Be Published in June or July 2016

* * * Iraq War Promoted Terrorism Rather Than Reducing It * * *
24 April 2014 - Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War promoted terrorism rather than reducing it and was a “strategic failure”, according to a major new report which estimated the cost of all UK conflicts since the end of the Cold War.
The Royal United Services Institute said the UK could face a bill of nearly £65bn, once the cost of long-term care for injured veterans was factored in, with most of the money was spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The study, called Wars in Peace, said both conflicts were largely “strategic failures” for the UK, The Guardian reported."

Facts: Matthew Hoh {former Marine and foreign service officer in Afghanistan}: "We spend a trillion dollars a year on national security in this country."
"And when you add up to the Department of Defense, Department of State, CIA, Veterans Affairs, interest on debt, the number that strikes me the most about how much we're committed financially to these wars and to our current policies is we have spent $250 billion already just on interest payments on the debt we've incurred for the Iraq and Afghan wars." 26 September 2014

Bob Herbert "Losing Our Way" : "And then the staggering costs of these wars, which are borne by the taxpayers. I mean, one of the things that was insane was that, as we're at war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Bush administration cut taxes. This has never been done in American history. The idea of cutting taxes while you're going to war is just crazy. I mean, it's madness." Bill 'Moyers and Company': Restoring an America That Has Lost its Way 10 Oct. 2014

$14 Million An Hour: War Costs Top $1.6 Trillion Since 9/11, Say Congressional Researchers
December 22 2014 - American taxpayers have shelled out roughly $1.6 trillion on war spending since 9/11, according to a new report from Congress’ nonpartisan research arm. That’s roughly $337 million a day -- or nearly a quarter million dollars a minute -- every single day for 13 years. read more>>>

DeJa-Vu: “With no shared sacrifices being asked of civilians after Sept. 11", Decades and War From, All Over Again!!

Chris Hayes MSNBC: "If you can run a deficit to go to war, you can run a deficit to take care of the people who fought it" In response to Republican opposition to expanding Veterans' benefits on fiscal grounds

Neither of these recent wars have yet been paid for, let alone the results from, including the long ignored or outright denied existence of, till this Administrations Cabinet and Gen Shinseki, only Government branch consistent for the past six years, issues! As well as under deficits most of the, grossly under funded, VA budget is still borrowed thus added, problem creating, costs that shouldn't exist!