02 SEPTEMBER 2013 - Campaign groups have attacked delays in the publication of the final report by the Chilcot Inquiry into the UK's involvement in the Iraq war as a "gross abdication of responsibility".
The inquiry was launched in July 2009 to look into the way decisions were made under the premiership of Tony Blair, to establish what happened and identify lessons that could be learned.
Chaired by Sir John Chilcot, its last public hearing took place on February 2, 2011, but it is still yet to publish its report - more than 10 years since the start of the war.
The delay has previously been put down to the sheer scale of the inquiry, whose report is expected to run to more than one million words. read more>>>
Just a touch of what came out in the public hearings in the early days of:
24 November 2009 - Even before Bush's administration came to power an article written by his then national security adviser, Condoleezza Rice, warned that "nothing will change" in Iraq until Saddam was gone
30 November 2009 - George Bush tried to make a connection between Iraq and al-Qaida in a conversation with Tony Blair three days after the 9/11 attacks, according to Blair's foreign policy adviser of the time.
3 December 2009 - Boyce mentions the "dysfunctionalism" of Washington. He says that he would find himself briefing his American counterparts on what was happening in different parts of the US administration. Rumsfeld was not sharing information