Tim Farron, the party's foreign office spokesman, calls on Tories to agree report should be published a week after completion
09 Jan 2015 - Ministers must commit to publishing the Chilcot Inquiry report before the election if it is completed in time, the Liberal Democrats have demanded.
Tim Farron, the party's foreign office spokesman, wrote to Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office Secretary, urging the Conservatives to formally agree releasing the report within a week of its completion.
It was suggested this week that if the much-delayed report into the Iraq war was not ready by the end of February its publication should be held back until after the May general election.
Mr Cameron said during Prime Minister's Questions the hold-up was due to those criticised in the report being given time to comment and said the decision to publish was "not a matter for me".
However critics said that while the Prime Minister could not control when the report was ready for publication the government could determine when it is released once completed. read more>>>
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>>>
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
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>>>
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!