Monday, September 28, 2009

The Iraq Inquiry Digest Project

Iraq Inquiry Digest

Everything about the Chilcot Inquiry in one place

Iraq Inquiry Digest is a project to monitor and comment on the Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war. Its aim is both to inform and to provide a dynamic forum for comment and analysis as the Inquiry progresses. It seeks to provide a balance of views and opinion. Its objective is to be constructive and to provide reasoned and well argued comment.

The project is run by a collection of volunteers, journalists and public figures who want to establish the truth about the Iraq war. The editor is journalist Chris Ames.

The main aims are to set out what appear to be the main questions or issues that the inquiry will need to address and to provide a commentary on the Inquiry’s proceedings and revelations.

The site firstly seeks to set out the questions that the Inquiry will need to answer and the evidence that might answer them. The two are of course closely connected as many of the questions arise from what we know already. We try to show why the questions arise – why there is a “case to answer” – and what further questions the evidence prompts.

As the Inquiry gets going, the site will contain a running commentary of what its hearings – and hopefully newly published evidence show. The Inquiry’s proceedings will be scored on their transparency, as will the witnesses.



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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Current PM to give evidence?

Friday 25 September 2009

Morning press briefing from 25 September 2009

Iraq Inquiry

Asked when the Prime Minister would give evidence to the Iraq inquiry, the PMS said that it was for the Iraq inquiry to decide who to call and when, and how they would give evidence.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Dutch inquiry report delayed

Report into Iraq war support delayed

Wednesday 02 September 2009

A major parliamentary report into the Netherlands' support for the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 will not be completed by its November 1 deadline, the Volkskrant reports on Wednesday.

The chairman of the committee Willibrord Davis has told the prime minister and leaders of the two houses of parliaments the mountain of information gathered so far will not be processed and assessed in time. No new date has been set.

The Netherlands gave political but not military support to the invasion, a decision largely based on claims that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. Those claims later turned out to be false.

Pressure mounted on the government to hold a formal parliamentary inquiry into Iraq earlier this year after a string of revelations - particularly about security service failings. Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende eventually agreed to set up a commission to investigate events instead.