From the Davis Students Against War Resource page:
This is where people can post any facts (preferably with sources) and opinions about the Iraq war (this topic will change periodically). Please keep the opinions minimal, and remember to respect one another.
- 57805 to 63573 Iraqi Civilians reported killed by military intervention in Iraq. (http://www.iraqbodycount.net/) 3/07/07
- President Bush did not declare war until March 2003. Congress did not authorize military action until October 11, 2002. But Bush began an air war six weeks before that authorization and increased "spikes of activity" five months before. This means that additional communications to Congress from the President, claiming that he had not yet begun the war, may be felonious, and that Bush violated the Constitutional requirement that Congress authorize any war. (http://downingstreetminutes.blogspot.com/)
- The Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction stated that “The intelligence community was dead wrong in almost all of its pre-war judgments about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction” (http://www.wmd.gov/report)
- only 28% of Americans think U.S. will win war in Iraq. (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-03/06/content_5810370.htm)
~~~Really though, what constitutes a "win"?
- The share of people who now call the war a mistake is 59 percent. (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-03/06/content_5810370.htm)
- 46 percent of US citizens said they want lawmakers to revoke the authority they gave U.S. President George W. Bush in 2002 to use military force in Iraq. (http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-03/06/content_5810370.htm)
- Opposition to Bush's plan to send an additional 21,500 troops to Iraq remained strong. Two in three Americans registered their disapproval, with 56 percent saying they strongly object. The House recently passed a nonbinding resolution opposing the new deployments, but Republicans have blocked consideration of such a measure in the Senate. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/26/AR2007022600313.html?nav=rss_email/components?nav=slate)
- 51 percent of military veterans and 53 percent of veteran households said they strongly believe that the war was not worth fighting. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/26/AR2007022600313.html?nav=rss_email/components?nav=slate)
- A poll of 26,000 people in 25 countries show the global view of the U.S. role in world affairs is deteriorating.
- 73% disapprove of U.S. role in Iraq
- 68% believe that the U.S. military presence in the middle East provokes more conflict than it prevents
- 49% believe the United States plays a mainly negative role in the world. (http://www.warresisters.org/piechart.htm)
- More than 34,000 Iraqi civilian deaths in 2006 — twice as many as in 2005 — and 37,000 injured. (UN report, 1/16/2007;)
- Last week the Bush administration came under heavy fire from a large body of respected scientists who claimed that it cherry-picked science to suit its policy agenda and suppressed studies that it did not like. Jeremy Symons, a former whistleblower at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said that suppression of the report for four months was a further example of the White House trying to bury the threat of climate change. (http://www.thoughtcrimes.org/s9/)