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Holbrooke: Iraq Civil War is Raging Out of Control…

May 11, 2007

Holbrooke: Iraq Civil War is Raging Out of Control

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Richard Holbrooke, a former senior U.S. diplomat and a possible Democratic secretary of state, on Thursday described Iraq as a “civil war raging out of control” and a foreign policy crisis worse than Vietnam. Full Story

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Take the World Can’t Wait Quiz Iran & the Nuclear…

May 6, 2007

Take the World Can’t Wait Quiz

Iran & the Nuclear Bomb
President Bush and all the leading presidential contenders have said when it comes to Iran that no option including the nuclear option should be off the table. Today 3 aircraft carrier groups are presently conducting military exercises in the Gulf of Hormuz, the U.S. military command in the Middle East has been assumed for the first time by an admiral and plans currently exist to be able to launch an air attack on Iran within 24 hours.

1) The possibility of war with Iran:

a) is a good thing
b) never gonna happen – it’d be too crazy
c) will be prevented through sanctions on Iran
d) a real and present danger that could widen the current war in Iraq and Afghanistan and further inflame the whole region

2) What country in the Middle East refuses to officially confirm or deny that it has a nuclear weapon program and refuses to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty?

3) Iran has agreed to be monitored by the IAEA and opened up its country to IAEA inspectors.

Yes or No?

4) The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) severely criticized for falsifying information on Iran’s nuclear program. (name country)

5) What country(ies) has/have used nuclear weapons on civilian populations?

6) How many Iraqi civilians died between 1991 and 1997 due to sanctions imposed by the U.S.?

a) 55,000 b) 655,000 (c) 1.2 million (d) 1.5 million

Follow up question: How many children in Iraq died per month under U.S.-imposed sanctions?

a) 50 b) 500 (c) 2,500 (d) 5,000

Ready for the Results? Here we go:

1) Depends on what kind of future you want for the planet.

2) Israel

3) Yes

4) The U.S

5) The U.S.

6) C

Follow up question: D

Now that you’ve taken the quiz, test your friends, teachers, parents and people at work. You can download the quiz at http://www.worldcantwait.org.

WORLD CAN’T WAIT is aiming to have 3,000 people take this quiz on Iran and will be
publishing the final results on worldcantwait.org at the end of May. Let us know the results of the quiz in your town and send your results to
youth_students@worldcantwait.org (also include in how many people were surveyed).

http://www.worldcantwait.org

The Iraq War Continues On the day after the midte…

November 17, 2006

The Iraq War Continues

On the day after the midterm election clearly demonstrated widespread popular opposition to the war on Iraq, President Bush announced that Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was stepping down. He also admitted that his Iraq policy was “not working well enough, fast enough.” Read More