I am still of the opinion that it is a disgusting waste of money that serves to massage the egos of politicians, give jollies for the media while the competitors should do a useful job of work. If all the people who wanted this waste were made to pay for it personally, it wouldn't happen.
With the present economic state, it is arguable that all those who got this expensive farce into the UK should be tried for treason. Start with bliar.
It is also odds on that if one of the armed foreign security people shoots someone totally innocent by mistake, they'll be whipped out of the country extremely quickly and there will be no extradition or trial.