Reactions to the long-awaited historic report have been divided
'It wasn't just Tony Blair, it was most of the Labour backbenchers, it was all of the Tory backbenchers - except half a dozen'
'Saddam is gone, but in his place there are 1,000 Saddams'
In the run-up to the invasion, The Independent and Independent on Sunday led the public case against the government. Here, we reproduce a selection of editorials from late 2002, when controversy over the war reached boiling point
Labour came to power with 1997 with a burning desire to use British foreign policy and military power to reverse years of appeasement. So why did nobody in the state apparatus say ‘No, Prime Minister’?
'You know what he did well? He killed terrorists. He did that so good'
Unfortunately, the launch of the invasion in March 2003 did not mark the end of the mistakes and misjudgements
The Iraq inquiry ought to mark the culmination of 13 years of recrimination – but it will not be the last word
Former PM offers no apology for the intervention in Iraq just weeks before the publication of the long-awaited Chilcot Report into the war, and suggests the West should be prepared to put boots on the ground in the Middle East again if it wants to defeat Isis
The former cross-Channel hovercraft may be facing the scrapheap, but there's still a future for these go-anywhere workhorses
Mr Trump was speaking about the destabilisation in the Middle East
A new book alleges the former Prime Minister wanted to plan an invasion but refused to start arming troops earlier in case the public found out
Chalabi's information about WMDs in Iraq is believed to have been major driving force behind the invasion
'What we are seeing is that the tapestry of deceit which was manufactured by Labour is unravelling'
'On Iraq, Blair will be with us should military operations be necessary'
Since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime, Sunni politicians have been sidelined at best, imprisoned at worst. Now the Iraqi government is in secret talks with Baathists and Sunni militiamen in a bid to join forces