Bush Saddam Posed Grave Threat To Us

Bush: Saddam posed grave threat to US

Bush maintains that despite the failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Saddam Hussein posed “a grave and gathering threat to America and the world.”

This allegation simply is not true, however much a monster Saddam may be.

Let’s look at the issue Harpers style:

US population: 295 million

Iraq population: 24 million

US per capita annual income: $37,600

Iraq per capita annual income: 700

US nuclear warheads: 10,455

Iraq nuclear warheads: 0

US tons of lethal chemical weapons (1997): 31,496

Iraq tons of lethal chemical weapons (1997): 0

Number of foreign troops and civilians US military has killed since 1968: approx. 2 million

Number of foreign troops and civilians Iraqi military has killed since 1968: approx. 250,000

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