From the Oregon Center for Public Policy

Do you know enough to justify going to war with Iraq?

  1. Q: What percentage of the world's population does the U.S. have?
    A: 6%

  2. Q: What percentage of the world's wealth does the U.S. have?
    A: 50%

  3. Q: Which country has the largest oil reserves?
    A: Saudi Arabia

  4. Q: Which country has the second largest oil reserves?
    A: Iraq

  5. Q: How much is spent on military budgets a year worldwide?
    A: $900 + billion

  6. Q: How much of this is spent by the U.S. ?
    A: 50%

  7. Q: What percent of US military spending would ensure the essentials of life to everyone in the world, according to the UN?
    A: 10%

  8. Q: How many people have died in wars since World War II?
    A: 86 million

  9. Q: How long has Iraq had chemical and biological weapons?
    A: 1980's.

  10. Q: Did Iraq develop these chemical biological weapons on their own?
    A: No, the materials and technology were supplied by the US government, along with Britain and private corporations.

  11. Q: Did the US government condemn the Iraqi use of gas warfare against Iran?
    A: No

  12. Q: How many people did Saddam Hussein kill using gas in the Kurdish town of Halabja in 1988?
    A: 5,000

  13. Q: How many western countries condemned this action at the time?
    A: 0

  14. Q: How many gallons of agent Orange did America use in Vietnam?
    A: 17 million.

  15. Q: Are there any proven links between Iraq and September 11th terrorist attack?
    A: No

  16. Q: What is the estimated number of civilian casualties in the Gulf War?
    A: 35,000

  17. Q: How many casualties did the Iraqi military inflict on the western forces during the Gulf War ?
    A: 0

  18. Q: How many retreating Iraqi soldiers were buried alive by U.S. tanks with ploughs mounted on the front?
    A: 6,000

  19. Q: How many tons of depleted uranium were left in Iraq and Kuwait after the Gulf War?
    A: 40 tons

  20. Q: What according to the UN was the increase in cancer rates in Iraq between 1991 and 1994?
    A: 700%

  21. Q: How much of Iraq 's military capacity did America claim it had destroyed in 1991?
    A: 80%

  22. Q: Is there any proof that Iraq plans to use its weapons for anything other than deterrence and self defense?
    A: No

  23. Q: Does Iraq present more of a threat to world peace now than 10 years ago?
    A: No

  24. Q: How many civilian deaths has the Pentagon predicted in the event of an attack on Iraq in 2002/3?
    A: 10,000

  25. Q: What percentage of these will be children?
    A: Over 50%

  26. Q: How many years has the U.S. engaged in air strikes on Iraq?
    A: 11 years

  27. Q: Were the U.S and the UK at war with Iraq between December 1998 and September 1999?
    A: No

  28. Q: How many pounds of explosives were dropped on Iraq between December 1998 and September 1999?
    A: 20 million

  29. Q: How many years ago was UN Resolution 661 introduced, imposing strict sanctions on Iraq 's imports and exports?
    A: 12 years

  30. Q: What was the child death rate in Iraq in 1989 (per 1,000 births)?
    A: 38

  31. Q: What was the estimated child death rate in Iraq in 1999 (per 1,000 births)?
    A: 131 (that's an increase of 345%)

  32. Q: How many Iraqis are estimated to have died by October 1999 as a result of UN sanctions?
    A: 1.5 million

  33. Q: How many Iraqi children are estimated to have died due to sanctions since 1997?
    A: 750,000

  34. Q: Did Saddam order the inspectors out of Iraq?
    A: No

  35. Q: How many inspections were there in November and December 1998?
    A: 300

  36. Q: How many of these inspections had problems?
    A: 5

  37. Q: Were the weapons inspectors allowed entry to the Ba'ath Party HQ?
    A: Yes

  38. Q: Who said that by December 1998, " Iraq had in fact, been disarmed to a level unprecedented in modern history." A: Scott Ritter, UNSCOM chief

  39. Q: In 1998 how much of Iraq's post 1991 capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction did the UN weapons inspectors claim to have discovered and dismantled?
    A: 90%

  40. Q: Is Iraq willing to allow the weapons inspectors back in?
    A: Yes

  41. Q: How many UN resolutions did Israel violate by 1992?
    A: Over 65

  42. Q: How many UN resolutions on Israel did America veto between 1972 and 1990?
    A: 30+

  43. Q: How many countries are known to have nuclear weapons?
    A: 8

  44. Q: How many nuclear warheads has Iraq got?
    A: 0

  45. Q: How many nuclear warheads has US got?
    A: over 10,000

  46. Q: Which is the only country to use nuclear weapons?
    A: the US

  47. Q: How many nuclear warheads does Israel have?
    A: Over 400

  48. Q: Who said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter"?
    A: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr

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