David Cameron suggested that ill-health among members of the panel drawing up the report - which runs to over one million words - could have contributed to its delay
21 Jan 2015 - Tony Blair and George W Bush are not trying to “dodge” or “delay” the publication of the report into the Iraq War, David Cameron has said.
MPs are due to debate the delays to the report next week, and Mr Cameron urged Sir John to accept an invitation from MPs to appear in front of a select committee to explain the delays.
Mr Cameron also suggested that ill-health among members of the panel drawing up the report - which runs to over a million words - could have contributed to its delay.
The Prime Minister was questioned on three separate occasions by MPs over why the inquiry by a panel by Sir John Chilcot into the war which ended 12 years ago had still not been published.
Mr Cameron said he had not heard of evidence that "that anyone is trying artificially to delay this report”, adding: "I don’t believe from what I understand that anyone is trying to dodge this report or put off this report."
A spokesman for Mr Blair said: "We have repeatedly said that it is not true Tony Blair has caused a delay in report's publication. It is an independent inquiry and it shd be allowed to proceed with its work." 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!