The latest compromise agreement means that in all likelihood four years will have passed since the inquiry held its last public session before we get a redacted final report, quoting "gists" and carefully selected extracts from Blair's correspondence with George W Bush.
Elfyn Llwyd MP and Leanne Wood have called for the "unvarnished truth" to be published, and for the senior politicians involved to be held to account.
Adam Price and Elfyn Llwyd together tried to impeach Tony Blair. Here, as a reminder, is an article which Adam wrote in the Guardian back in 2004. It reads as true today as it did 10 years ago.
There is a long and noble tradition in Wales of opposition to militarism which is not confined to Plaid Cymru. Paul Flynn, Labour MP for Newport West, has also taken a very strong and consistent stand against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and he is not afraid to dish it out to the bigwigs in his own party. Here he is on top form laying into Peter Jay.
By coincidence, this year is of course the centenary of the start of World War One, and thousands of events will be held to commemorate Britain's part in the slaughter. In Carmarthenshire the enterprising owner of Morfa Bay Adventure (stag and hen parties catered for, coasteering and a mud assault course) has opened a World War One Trench Experience, aided by a hefty grant from Carmarthenshire County Council.
The Trench Experience attracts lots of school parties, apparently, although anxious parents can rest assured that it is nothing like the real thing. If it were, the Health and Safety Executive would have shut it down.
Elsewhere barely a week passes these days it seems without some new war memorial, arboretum or heritage centre opening to recall the sacrifice of British troops, and if that was not enough, parades of troops returning from tours of duty have become a common occurrence in our towns - a practice which had all but died out.
In 2006 the then Labour Government introduced Veterans Day. Jim Devine, the Scottish Labour MP who was subsequently jailed for fraud, enthusiastically called for it to be made a public holiday, and Gordon Brown (yes, him again) upgraded the event to Armed Forces Day when he became Prime Minister in 2009.
Back in the 1960s and 70s, most people if asked would probably have predicted that remembrance days, veterans parades and the rituals involving royals, bemedalled bishops and assorted generals in full fancy dress would gradually fade away, but the opposite has happened.
Commemorations now turn up in the most unexpected places. Switch on the telly to watch the Antiques Roadshow, and there's Fiona Bruce standing in front of the Menin Gate. Tune into the BBC's coverage of the Chelsea Flower Show, and there are lingering and mournful shots of the Help for Heroes show garden. It won't be long before we see the cast of Eastenders belting out "Pack up your troubles" down the Queen Vic.
There is no doubt that people who take part in these events do so with good intentions, whether it's a fund raising pub barbecue for Help for Heroes, another march-past, or getting young school children to witness the signing of the Armed Forces Covenant in Llanelli, but invariably these things are wrapped up in the Union Jack and turned into drum-beating jingoism.
How much of the money raised by the scores of military charities goes to help the people on the receiving end of British "liberal interventionism", such as the family of Baha Mousa, the Iraqi hotel receptionist murdered by a "large number" of British
With all the commemoration, tin rattling and flag waving going on, it's little wonder that we forget to remember the most important lessons.
In Alan Bennett's The History Boys a young teacher, Irwin, sums it up as he stands in front of a war memorial:
"The truth was, in 1914, Germany doesn't want war. Yeah, there's an arms race, but it's Britain who's leading it. So, why does no one admit this?
[Points to the names on the memorial]
"That's why. The dead. The body count. We don't like to admit the war was even partly our fault 'cause so many of our people died. And all the mourning's veiled the truth. It's not "lest we forget," it's "lest we remember." That's what all this is about — the memorials, the Cenotaph, the two minutes' silence. Because there is no better way of forgetting something than by commemorating it."