Mothers lose fight for public enquiry

#1
Right not sure where i stand on this arguement as i think there should be an enquirey if there is any doubt to cause of death and especially those involving friendly fire

http://news.uk.msn.com/Article.aspx?cp-documentid=1430891

What really got my goat though about this article is the fact of the two photos displayed one is of a RM TACP FAC called Major Phil Guy KIA in the helicopter crash that killed 8 members of the Brigade Recce Force during the initial stages of Op Telic and not either of the troops mentioned in the artilce!
 
#2
There have been Army Boards of Inquiry into these deaths. The mothers wanted an independent Public Inquiry. I don't think an independent review would shed any new light whatsoever on the specific causes of death in these two incidents (in fact, I think non-military analysis of military action is clumsy at best, and downright incompetent at worst - witness some of the Oxford Coroner's more creative statements). Whether a PI should be held into the decision to go to war is an entirely different matter - I tend to think maximum scrutiny of the political decisions would be a very good thing for democracy.
 

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