8 August 2015 - Sir John Chilcot, chairman of the long-delayed report into the Iraq War, has worked just 16 hours at the Inquiry's headquarters over the last two weeks, it has been reported.
The retired civil servant is said to have spent just five half-days at his Westminster office in the last fortnight - despite his inquiry running five years behind schedule.
More than £10million has been spent on the official inquiry into the war since it was set up in 2009 with the aim to be completed by the end of 2010, but a publication date has still not yet been given.
But Sir John, who claims up to £790-a-day, was spotted at his office on only five of the last 10 working days, spending a maximum of four hours inside, according to the Sun on Sunday.
An Iraq Inquiry spokesman told the newspaper: 'Committee members and the chairman are paid for the time they work, either a half or a full-day.
'The amount of time worked has varied depending on the demands of the different phases of the inquiry's work'. read more>>>
2015-08-05 - Sir John Chilcot should set out a timetable for publishing his long-awaited report on the Iraq War "pretty soon", David Cameron has demanded, in a sign of his growing frustration at the delays in the process.
The Prime Minister said the families of soldiers who lost their lives in the conflict had a right to expect the inquiry to "get on with this".
Although the Prime Minister wants a timetable for the report to be published to be set out by Sir John as soon as possible, Whitehall sources do not expect this to happen before Parliament returns in September.
The Prime Minister said members of the public "deserve" the timetable so they can be assured progress is being made.
Mr Cameron said: "Right now I want a timetable. More important than anything is thinking of the parents who lost loved ones in Iraq. read more>>>
This next you most certainly won't hear coming from any conservative as to bush and company, as they continue rewriting, rovian revisionism, the history to wipe the slant clear of the eight years of bushco and with six of the rubber stamping totally conservative congresses, like it never existed in American history!!! Same already wiping much of the reality out of the countries history, as taught to the generations following!!
August 5 2015 - As fierce as Thursday's debate between GOP presidential candidates will likely be, it's hard to imagine any of them suggesting that a recent Republican president could face trial over an 'illegal' war. In Britain, however, it happened.
When Jeremy Corbyn, the current front-runner in the Labor party leadership race, was asked whether Tony Blair, the former Labor prime minister who led the country into the Iraq war, should be tried for his role in the conflict, he said: "If he's committed a war crime? Yes."
Corbyn made the comment on Tuesday during an interview with "BBC Newsnight."
Pressed on whether he personally thought Blair had committed a war crime, Corbyn responded that the Iraq war was "illegal" – and that it was possible Blair could face trial for it. 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!