Barzan Al-Tikriti wrote a letter to the UN before his execution yet his case was not looked at because on the eve of presidential elections in the US it was more convenient to execute him than to cast doubt on the case against him. This letter sheds some light into the reality of what is going on in Iraq.  If you remember he was in charge of the intelligence services under Hussein and it was claimed that it was he who was directly responsible for the killing of the Kurds who were involved in the assassination attempt on Hussein. These documents are of real historical value and point to evidence of another war crime by the Bush Administration. If you read the letter it is clear that the facts that he was stating would have been easy to verify but that they were not. This letter received almost no press whatsoever.