It has been seven years in the making at a cost of £10m and runs to 2.6m words. Chilcot’s report into the Iraq war finally nears publication, but will it be worth the wait?
4 July 2016 - That account is finally to be published on Wednesday. The 12-volume report is 2.6m words: as long as a dozen doorstop history books. For the families of the 179 British military personnel killed in the Iraq war, who have endured Chilcot’s years of delays, sometimes with anger, and until last month were told that they would have to pay for a printed version of the report, free copies will be available. For the rest of us, unless you want to read the whole thing on the inquiry website, or print it out, the complete report will cost £767.
website, among the radioactive topics Chilcot will cover are: “the effect of 9/11” on the UK’s Iraq policy; “the UK’s understanding of Iraq’s WMD [weapons of mass destruction] capability”; the UK government’s “production of the September  dossier” on the supposed existence of those weapons; “the legal advice to the government” over going to war with Iraq; “the UK’s role in the invasion”; “the UK’s preparedness and actions” in Iraq “as an occupying power”; “the human cost” of the revolt against that occupation, and of the Iraqi civil war that followed; “the physical and psychological injuries sustained” by British soldiers; and the adequacy or otherwise of their equipment.
Meanwhile, hanging over – if not directly addressed by – the Chilcot report will be another, even larger issue: whether the the war, by leading to the creation of Isis, which began as part of the revolt against the Iraq occupation, launched “a new epoch of horror, instability and violence across the globe”, as the prominent Tory journalist Peter Oborne puts it in his new book, Not the Chilcot Report. In the last week alone, Isis has reportedly killed hundreds of people in attacks from Dhaka in Bangladesh to Istanbul in Turkey and the Iraqi capital Baghdad itself. read more>>>
And now Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after the Whole Country Abandoned the Missions and those sent to Accomplish, and still haven't paid for either nor the long term results from and that includes the VA their responsibility, so extremely quickly after 9/11!!
Command Sergeant Major: No Troops Died Searching for Bergdahl
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!