In May, David Cameron said he hoped the Chilcot Inquiry would by unveiled by the end of the year. There are 50 days left of 2014, and Britain still hasn't had the answers it deserves.
12 November, 2014 - The display of poppies at the Tower of London is a haunting reminder of the sacrifices made by the brave service men and women who gave their lives for the sake of our country.
And while we remember their legacy and give thanks to them for securing the freedoms we enjoy today, we are haunted by a painful legacy of lost lives and unanswered questions left in the wake of the Iraq war.
In 2003, British troops were led blindfolded into a war by a government whose greatest concern was for political gain rather than for national and international security.
As a consequence, 179 British personnel lost their lives, many more were injured and all in the name of war – a war for which the UK now bears a huge responsibility for the current state of affairs in the Middle East.
It’s time we took responsibility. It’s time to publish the Chilcot Inquiry. read more>>>
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."
"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