D66 upset with lack of inquiry

4th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

4 April 2007, AMSTERDAM - The absence of an inquiry into the political support for the war in Iraq has caused considerable damage to the Netherlands. Not only to the relationship between Parliament and the government but also to the Netherlands' reputation abroad and to the public support and confidence in the government and in politics.

4 April 2007

AMSTERDAM - The absence of an inquiry into the political support for the war in Iraq has caused considerable damage to the Netherlands. Not only to the relationship between Parliament and the government but also to the Netherlands' reputation abroad and to the public support and confidence in the government and in politics.

Democrats D66 faction leader Alexander Pechtold argued this on Wednesday during the debate on the decision making regarding Iraq several years ago. He urged once again that a parliamentary inquiry take place.

"You don't want to have to come here every month to respond to whole or half truths, do you?" he asked Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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