The two-million-word document – give or take the odd footnote – will be published in June or July next year
29 October 2015 - For most of the past seven years, since it was set up by the then Prime Minister Gordon Brown, there has been little idea of when the Iraq Inquiry would report. More recently the delays had gone on for so long that some were asking, not entirely sarcastically, if it would ever report. The proceedings have taken two or three times longer than the Iraq war itself, and one member of the panel, the distinguished historian Sir Martin Gilbert, has sadly passed away.
30 October 2015 - Latest hold-up means the findings will not be released until seven years after the civil servant began the inquiry read more>>>
29 October 2015 - Dr Hans Blix spoke to Peter Oborne for his alternative report into the Iraq War 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!