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 million

 

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 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: 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 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

 

Charles Sheketoff, Executive Director

Oregon Center for Public Policy

PO Box 7, Silverton, OR 97381