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This document can be found on the Green Party of the United States' website (http://www.gp.org).

Take the War on Iraq IQ Test:
Can you justify War On Iraq?
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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. What percentage of the U.S. wealth is owned by the top 1percent of the U.S. population?
A. 50% (Therefore 99% of the rest of us split the other 50%) That means 1% of the U.S. population owns 25% of the worlds wealth (That means 0.06% of the worlds population (Americans) owns 25% of the worlds wealth!)

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

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

7. Q: What percent of the federal budget is spent on military expenses (past & current)?
A: 47% ($804 billion of your tax dollars).

8. Q: What percentage 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).

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 US government, along with Britain and private corporations, supplied the materials and technology.

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

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

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

14. Q: What is the estimated number of Iraqi casualties in the Gulf War?
A: 158,000

15. How many of those casualties were soldiers?
A. 40,000

16. Q: How many casualties did the Iraqi military inflict on the western forces during the Gulf War?
A: 146

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

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

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

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

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

22. Q: How many civilian deaths has the Pentagon predicted in the event of an attack on Iraq in 2003?
A: 10,000

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

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

25. Q: Was the US and the UK at war with Iraq between December 1998 and September 1999?
A: No

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

35. 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.

36. 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 covered and dismantled?
A: 90%

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

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

39. Q: How many nuclear warheads does US have?
A: Over 10,000

40. Q: How many nuclear warheads do Israel, Pakistan, and India have?
A: Estimated 100-300, 15-25, and 85-90.

41. Q: What administration has claimed the right to first use of nuclear and biological weapons.
A: The US

42. Q: What administration has put forward legislation in 2003 for funding and deployment of ýmini-nukesţ?
A: The U.S.

43 How much business did Halliburton Energy do with Iraq between 1998 and 2000, while Dick Cheney was CEO?
A: $73 million.

44. Q. Who has the $900 million dollar contract to rebuild post-war infrastructure in Iraq?
A. Brown and Root, a subsidiary of Halliburton Energy

45. Q. Who got the $300 million Defense Department contract to build cells for detainees in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba ?
A. Brown and Root

46. Q. Who just won the contract to put out the fires in the oil wells in Iraq?
A. Brown and Root

47. Q. What global investment firm employs George H.W. Bush as a senior advisor?
A. Carlyle group.

48. Q. Who has the contract to provide the Defense Department with combat vehicles and systems?
A. United Defense, a subsidiary of Carlyle.

49. Q. What Saudi family was heavily invested in Carlyle until October 2001?
A. The Saudi BinLaden Group


THE 10 KEY VALUES OF THE NORTHERN PANHANDLE GREENS

1. GRASSROOTS DEMOCRACY We work to include ordinary citizens directly in the decisions that affect them, to make elected officials accountable and to ensure that money doesnt continue to buy our elected representatives.

2. DECENTRALIZATION We work to keep decision making as much as possible at the local level and support the restructuring of government away from a centralized system controlled by a powerful few to a democratic, less bureaucratic system that protects the civil rights of all citizens.

3. FOCUS ON THE FUTURE We work to see that our actions and policies ensure the long-term well-being and survival of future generations. At times that may mean counter-balancing short-term profits with policies that enhance the long-term viability of our communities in all their aspects. We recognize the intrinsic value of all life.

4. COMMUNITY-BASED ECONOMICS We work for local economic development that assures protection of the environment, workers rights, a living wage and meaningful work. We support independently owned and operated companies, cooperatives and public enterprises that spread control to more people through democratic participation.

5. ECOLOGICAL WISDOM We work to use our resources in a way that does not use them up in one or two generations. Recognizing we are a part, not separate from nature, we work for agricultural practices that replenish the soil, energy policy that doesnt pollute and lifestyles that respect the integrity of the natural world. In doing so, we believe a healthy economy will be ensured.

6. NON-VIOLENCE While we recognize the need for self-defense and the defense of others in helpless situations, we also work to eliminate weapons of mass destruction and develop effective alternatives to violence at all levelsfamily, streets, nations and the planet.

7. SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY We work to remove all barriers that deny fair treatment, equal justice and equal economic opportunities.

8. PERSONAL AND GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY We work to empower individuals to take responsibility in their own lives and to join with others to foster economic justice, environmental balance, social harmony and the health of the planet in our local regions, our nation and our world.

9. GENDER EQUITY AND COOPERATION We work to develop cooperative ways of interacting that respect differences of gender and opinion and equality of opportunity for all. We work to develop human values with moral conscience.

10. RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY We value all cultural, ethnic, racial, sexual and religious backgrounds. We work to develop leadership and contributions in all. And we work to cultivate and encourage the respect for and preservation of the biodiversity of all life forms.

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