Here's my last word in the Blair controversy.  Greg Dyke, once an enthusiastic Blair supporter, ended his 2004 autobiography Inside Story, with these words, which can't be bettered:


“Gavyn Davies and I left the BBC because we were criticised... we think wrongly and unfairly, for failing to ensure the BBC’s editorial controls were sound on a particular story broadcast on one BBC radio station at seven minutes past six one May morning.  Tony Blair took Britain into a war in which thousands were killed, including many British troops, on the basis of shoddy intelligence.  Some of that intelligence he knew was unproven; and some of it he should have questioned and didn’t. He is still the Prime Minister.”