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i got this email interesting read

  1. Before you read this email just to let you know that i havent checked the facts. I will sit on the fence on this issue but i thought some of you guys would be interested in this read.


    An excellent Q&A 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 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 Nov. 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.

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