Here's hoping, much better then the American, the Brit press hits their archives and brings back, freshly written, much of what they wrote while the Inquiry was taking place, in the lead up to the release! The American, we don't do actual accountability just conservative created media hyped 'scandals', people need to know what was actually going on 'in our names' as do the British, especially the families of the Fallen and Maimed veterans of! After so quickly, some 72% supported, abandoning the missions and those sent to accomplish, once again also the Afghan people, after 9/11!! As do the World, especially those affected by the policies and growth and spread, continuing, of the blowback from!!
Massive delays to the inquiry - which has already cost £10million - had left troops' grieving families fearing they would never learn the truth about the six-year conflict.
In response David Cameron has told Sir John he is 'disappointed' that his report will not be published until next summer and urged him to 'expedite' the final stages.
Sir John announced in a letter to Mr Cameron today that the report into the run-up to the Iraq war which cost 179 British lives, would be published by the end of July 2016.
Sir John wrote in a letter published on the Iraq Inquiry website today: 'We will complete that work as swiftly as possible. I consider that once National Security checking has been completed it should be possible to agree with you a date for publication in June or July 2016.
'My colleagues and I remain committed to producing a report that will meet the very wide ranging terms of reference we were given and reflect the considerable investment of time and effort by all involved.'
The former civil servant had previously blamed the delays on a process known as 'Maxwellisation', a convention allowing those criticised to respond before the report is published to avoid unfairness. 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!