Thane Burnett in the Toronto Sun in recent interview with Raji al-Tikrit's friend Eric Hoskins.
You would hardly think of al-Takriti as a threat to national order -- or to the throne of a tyrant. But Saddam did.
Al-Takriti was arrested, and accused of leading a pro-democratic movement. A proper defence -- like most of those accused by Saddam -- wasn't needed. There was no delay, to give enough time for mercy. The verdict was quick. Expected.
"(Saddam) gave the order to put a bullet behind (al-Takriti's) left ear," Hoskins recounted of the execution, almost 10 years ago.