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.?



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?



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?



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