One by one, they are falling victim to conflict they engineered. Bush and Blair remain - for now
Published: 10 November 2006
Colin Powell's number two quit at the same time as his boss after the 2004 election.
Jose Maria Aznar
Spanish PM. Victim of Islamic extremism caused by war. Ousted after Madrid bombs.
Big backer of the war, sending 2,000 Italian troops. Cost him his job as PM this April.
In last year of premiership. Still insists war was right, but it will be his unwanted legacy.
The neocons' darling as ambassador to the UN. Infuriated Powell and Armitage.
Ran Iraq's civilian affairs after war. Crucially, disbanded Iraqi army. Seen as a failure.
Iraq buck stops here. Has two years left in office with hostile Congress. Lame duck.
Brilliant PR reputation lost in row over 'sexing up' dossier on case for war. Later quit.
CIA adviser behind 'evidence' of weapons of mass destruction. Failed to win Iraq seat.
Arch neocon, and key foreign policy voice. Despite war fiasco, will remain Vice-President.
Iain Duncan Smith
Backing for war crucial. Limits Tories' scope to criticise now. Dumped as leader in 2004.
US general supposed to lead the occupation. Replaced after a month as violence flared.
Friend of Blair. Despite doubts, eventually ruled war legal. Still Attorney General
Sir Jeremy Greenstock
As UK ambassador to the UN, tried to build coalition for war. Now works for think-tank.
Loyal Defence Secretary demoted to be Leader of Commons. Now Europe minister.
Sir Christopher Meyer
Was UK ambassador in US. Currently heads PCC, press watchdog. Has become war critic.
Secretary of State's February 2003 speech to UN making case for war was untrue. Retired.
Replaced Powell. No fan of Cheney-Rumsfeld agenda. But has never objected.
Ruthless US Defence Secretary. Tried to redefine US Army. Paid with job for war fiasco.
Allowed 'sexing up' of dossier making case for war. Reward? Promotion. Heads MI6.
As Foreign Secretary, loyally backed Blair's Iraq strategy. His payback was demotion.
CIA chief called case for Iraq's weapons of mass destruction "a slam dunk". Sacked.
Foreign Office spin doctor who wrote a draft of the WMD dossier. Now a freelance journalist.
Deputy at Defence. Neo-con and intellectual force behind war. Went to World Bank.