12 August 2015 - Grieving families of British troops killed in Iraq last night launched an unprecedented legal battle to force Sir John Chilcot to publish his official report into the war.
Relatives desperate to learn the truth about why Tony Blair sent their sons and daughters to fight branded the delay ‘morally reprehensible’.
The inquiry has already taken a staggering six years and cost the taxpayer £10million, but the retired civil servant has refused to even set a timetable amid claims it could take another year.
Bereaved parents are disgusted their suffering is being dragged out while Sir John gives leading figures in the inquiry, such as Mr Blair, the chance to rebut its findings – a process known as Maxwellisation.
Now, in an explosive legal letter, they have given Sir John a two-week ultimatum to set a date for releasing the report by the end of the year or they will fight him in the courts. read more>>>
13 August 2015 - Relatives of soldiers killed during Iraq war say they will seek judicial review if report is not published by end of year
13 August 2015 - Mr Keys accused him of failing to understand the feelings of the bereaved as the on-going “Maxwellisation” process, whereby those criticised in the report are given time to respond before publication, continues to delay the inquiry six years after it was set up.
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!