**MPs plan to table Commons debate calling for Iraq War report release
**Cross-party group believe delay in Chilcot report is down to Blair allies
**Key players have objected to some classified documents being released
**But critics say this is just a 'blocking device' to push release past Election
**This would limit the expected political damage to the Labour Party
20 December 2014 - A powerful cross-party move to end the ‘intolerable’ delay in the publication of the Chilcot Inquiry report into the Iraq War is being mounted by MPs who suspect it is part of a plot by allies of Tony Blair.
The group of MPs, led by Tory David Davis and former Lib Dem Minister Norman Baker, are planning to table a Commons debate early in the New Year calling for Sir John Chilcot’s incendiary £10million report to be released before the General Election.
Intense behind-the-scenes arguments over many of the sensitive Government documents seen by Sir John – including letters written by Tony Blair to George W. Bush – have held up the report’s publication, with many of the key players arguing that they should remain classified.
But Mr Blair’s critics suspect that the objections are a ‘blocking device’ designed to delay the report until after the May poll to limit the expected political damage to Labour. 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
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!