Saturday, March 13, 2010
Who’s to blame for the Iraq war?
A not-so-trivial quiz
(Islam Times) - Maidhc Ó Cathail presents a detailed 20 question quiz with answers at the end. This quiz clarifies many points about the Iraq War.
This month marks the seventh anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Despite the passage of time, there is still much confusion, some of it deliberate, about why America made that fateful decision. The following questions are intended to clarify who’s to blame for the Iraq war.
1. Ahmed Chalabi
2. In 1982, “A Strategy for Israel in the 1980s” appeared in Kivunim
3. “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm,” a report prepared for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 1996
4. A November 1997 Weekly Standard editorial titled “Saddam Must Go”
5. In Tyranny’s Ally: America’s Failure to Defeat Saddam Hussein, published by AEI Press in 1999
6. On September 15, 2001 at Camp David, the Deputy Defense Secretary attempted to justify a US attack on Iraq rather than Afghanistan because it was “doable
7. On September 23, 2001, which US senator, who had pushed for the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998
“suggests Saddam Hussein
involved in the September 11 attack
8. A November 12, 2001 New York Times editorial called an alleged meeting between Mohammed Atta and an Iraqi agent in Prague an “undisputed fact”?
9. A November 20, 2001 Wall Street Journal op-ed argued that the US should continue to target regimes that sponsor terrorism, claiming, “Iraq is the obvious candidate
10. George W. Bush’s January 2002 State of the Union address described Iraq as part of an “axis of evil
1. “Yet whether or not Iraq
no victory in this war if it ends with Saddam Hussein still in power
“How to win World War IV”?
12. Which Pentagon Defense Policy Board member
“I believe that demolishing Hussein’s military power and liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk”?
13. “If we win the war, we are in control of Iraq, it is the single largest source of oil in the world
14. In a September 20, 2002 Wall Street Journal
could be hiding nuclear material “in centrifuges the size of washing machines” throughout the country?
15. “Why would Iraq attack America or use nuclear weapons against us? I’ll tell you what I think the real threat (is) and actually has been since 1990—it’s the threat against Israel.
16. According to a December 7, 2002 New York Times article
to make sure that Secretary Powell did not make too many concessions
17. Who was Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff, until he was indicted
who drafted Colin Powell’s fraudulent February 5, 2003 UN speech?
18. According to Julian Borger’s July 17, 2003 Guardian article titled “The spies who pushed for war,
Who was the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy who headed the OSP
19. Which British-born professor emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University
“Clash of Civilizations,”
Answers: 1. Albert Wohlstetter 2. Oded Yinon 3. Richard Perle 4. William Kristol and Robert Kagan 5. David Wurmser 6. Paul Wolfowitz 7. Joseph Lieberman 8. William Safire 9. Eliot Cohen 10. David Frum 11. Norman Podhoretz 12. Kenneth Adelman 13. Charles Krauthammer 14. Benjamin Netanyahu 15. Philip Zelikow 16. Elliott Abrams 17. Lewis “Scooter” Libby 18. Douglas Feith 19. Bernard Lewis