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Take the War on Iraq IQ Test

Do you know enough to justify going to war with Iraq?
Take the War on Iraq IQ Test
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 the the UN? A: 10%
(that's about $40 billion, the amount of funding initially requested to fund
our retaliatory attack on Afghanistan).
8. Q: How many people have died in wars since World War II? A: 86
9. Q: How long has Iraq had chemical and biological weapons? A:
Since the early 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 Britan 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: Was 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
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 much does the U.S. fund Israel a year? A: $5 billion
44. Q: How many countries are known to have nuclear weapons? A: 8
45. Q:How many nuclear warheads has Iraq got? A: 0
46. Q: How many nuclear warheads has US got? A: over 10,000
47. Q: Which is the only country to use nuclear weapons? A: the
48. Q: How many nuclear warheads does Israel have? A: Over 400
49. Q: Has Israel every allowed UN weapons inspections? A: No
50. Q: What percentage of the Palestinian territories are
controlled by Israeli settlements? A: 42%
51. Q: Is Israel illegally occupying Palestinian land? A: Yes
52. Q: Which country do you think poses the greatest threat to
global peace: Iraq or the USA A: ????
53. Q: Who said, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter"? A: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.