Fortunes of war: Iraq? Never did me any harm

Geoff Hoon The then defence secretary insisted two Iraqi trucks were chemical weapon laboratories, despite contrary evidence. Demoted to transport secretary in 2008, he will not stand at the next election. Loser

Clare Short The then international development secretary opposed military action but voted for war. Quit the Cabinet two months later. Has resigned the Labour whip and will step down as an MP at the election. Loser

Jeremy Greenstock The UK ambassador to the UN during the build-up to the war and then the UK’s special envoy to Iraq. The government prevented publication of his book The Costs of War in 2005. Currently director of the Ditchley Foundation, which promotes international relations. Loser

Elizabeth Wilmshurst The then deputy legal adviser to the Foreign Office resigned saying the invasion was illegal. She is now a fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House and Professor of International Law at University College London. Loser

Andrew Gilligan The BBC reporter accused Alastair Campbell of sexing up the “dodgy” dossier based on a conversation with the weapons inspector Dr David Kelly. Gilligan resigned after the Hutton report into Kelly’s suicide, but was then one of the UK’s best-known journalists. Winner

Alastair Campbell Then the PM’s director of communications, he denied sexing-up the dossier. He resigned during the Hutton inquiry but was vindicated. His memoir The Blair Years may have earned him £5m. Winner

John Scarlett As chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee, he was responsible for drawing up the “dodgy” dossier. He was made director-general of MI6 in 2004 and knighted in 2007. He retired last month. Winner

Lord Goldsmith The attorney general supplied the hotly contested legal advice that gave the authority for war. Resigned with Mr Blair in 2007 and is now head of European litigation at the London office of a US law firm. Winner

Greg Dyke Lord Hutton found that the BBC’s director-general had defended Andrew Gilligan without looking into the matter. He resigned and now chairs the British Film Institute. Loser

Jonathan Powell Tony Blair’s chief of staff asked John Scarlett to alter the dossier as some of its language was “a bit of a problem” for No 10. He quit with Mr Blair in 2007 and became a managing director for Morgan Stanley. Winner

Richard Sambrook The BBC’s director of news defended Andrew Gilligan, but confirmed Dr Kelly as the source. He became head of the World Service and director of BBC Global News in 2004. Winner

Tom Kelly Blair’s spokesman had to apologise for calling Dr Kelly a Walter Mitty figure. Became group director of public affairs for BAA in 2007. Winner

Gavyn Davies The BBC chairman resigned after Hutton criticised its “defective” editorial processes. Set up a $1.35bn hedge fund in 2005. Loser

Dr Brian Jones A former analyst on biological weapons at the Defence Intelligence Staff, he cast doubts on the dossier. He is now retired. Loser

Katharine Gunn The former GCHQ translator was charged under the Official Secrets Act for leaking an email showing the US were looking to bug wavering nations before the UN war vote. The court dropped the case within 30 minutes. Now campaigns for whistleblowers. Loser

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