Iraq War Index
 77: Percentage of Americans who support military action against any
 country believed to be linked to 9/11 terrorist attacks, even if
 innocent civilians are killed in those countries.
 69: In a 2002 poll, percentage of Americans who said they believe

Iraq has nuclear weapons.
 O: Number of nuclear warheads in Iraq.
 53.9: Estimated number of U.S. troops over the age of 20 deemed to be
 overweight by federal obesity standards.
 $850 billion: Estimated military spending in the world in 2002.
 50: Percentage spent by U.S.
 0.0015: Percentage spent by Iraq.
 50 per cent: Spending increase on U.S. national defense projected
 between 2000 and 2007.
 320 metric tonnes: Amount of depleted uranium left in region after
 1991 Gulf War.
 200,000: Estimated number of U.S. soldiers said to be suffering from
 Gulf War Syndrome.
 700: Between 1991 and 94, percentage increase in cancer rates in Iraq.
 1 in 6: Chance the U.S. bombed Iraq on any given day last year.
 9: Percentage of U.S. munitions dropped during the first Gulf War
 that were classified as precision-guided.
 75: Percentage used during current war.
 98: During the first Gulf War, the reported "success rate" (or
 percentage of accurate strikes) by Tomahawk cruise missiles.
 10: Pentagon's estimated "success rate" after the war ended.
 $750,000: Unit cost of one Tomahawk cruise missile.
 725: By Thursday morning, number of Tomahawks used in Iraq.
 6: Of the 10-member commission created to investigate the 9/11
 terrorist attacks, the number who have direct links to the airline
 $3 million: Budget given to commission.
 $9 billion: Estimated monthly cost for U.S. to sustain war in Iraq.
 $100 billion: Estimated cost of Iraq "reconstruction."
 $7.4 billion: Amount U.S. will spend on missile defense research and
 development this year.
 70: The percentage increase in wealth gap between the top 10 per cent
 of American families with highest incomes and the 20 per cent of
 families with lowest incomes between 1998 and 2001.
 400: Number of French products and companies suggested for boycott on
 several Web sites.
 18: Number of times France has invoked its veto in United Nations history.
 76: Number of times the U.S. has used its veto.
 1,200: Number of American historians who signed a petition last year
 demanding the Bush administration respect the U.S. Constitution with
 respect to declaration of war.
 54 to 67: By 2020, estimated percentage of crude oil that will come
 from Persian Gulf.
 2: As a measure of proven oil reserves, ranking of Iraq among all countries.
 6: Percentage of the world's population living in the U.S.
 30: Percentage of the world's energy resources used in the U.S.
 89: Percentage of Americans who rely on television as their first
 source of news during war in Iraq.
 92: Between Sept. 14, 2002 and Feb. 7, 2003, percentage of news
 stories airing on NBC, ABC and CBS that originated directly from
 White House, Pentagon or State Department.
 67: Between March 25 and 27, percentage of U.S. television viewers
 who said they felt "sad watching the war coverage."
 83: Percentage of U.S. television viewers who say they now want a
 return to entertainment programming.
 236,202: The number of times Osama bin Laden was mentioned in
 international media reports between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 11, 2002.
 57, 667: The number of times Osama bin Laden was mentioned between
 Sept. 11, 2002 and today.
 66,648: The number of times Saddam Hussein was mentioned between
 Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 11, 2002.
 225,147: The number of times Saddam Hussein was mentioned between
 Sept. 11, 2002 and today.
 Oct. 2, 2002: Date the American Gulf War Veterans Association called
 for the resignation of U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld after
 he denied the U.S. sent biological weapons to Iraq during the 1980s.
 38: In a 2002 poll, percentage of Americans who said Canada should be
 13: Percentage of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 who could
 find Iraq on a map prior to the war.
 16,000: Number of inactive military ranges in the U.S. that have
 unexploded munitions that pose serious environmental hazards.
 1.5 million: Number of Internet "hits" the Iraq Body Count Web site
 has had since the war began.
 52: Percentage of these visitors who are from the United States.
 50: Percentage of weapons entering the global market that come from
 American firms.
 10: Percentage of U.S. military spending that would provide global
 population with basic necessities.
 1: Number of countries that have used nuclear weapons against another

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