Sunday, March 12, 2006

USA Today: We have an agenda. Can you guess what it is?

USA Today just published 8,000 desert during Iraq war. Read the article and then take this test.

1. Since the September 11, 2001 attack on the United States, desertion from the US Armed Forces has:
a) Increased by 18%
b) Decreased by 57%
c) Remained the same
2. Compared to the Viet Nam War, the desertion rate for the war in Iraq is:
a) About the same
b) 2 times higher
c) 14 times lower
3. USA Today sought an analysis and characterization of the statistics presented in their article from:
a) An anti-war group
b) A historian
c) Non-partisan think tank(s)
4. What is the total number of soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen that have deserted in Iraq since the beginning of the war:
a) 133
b) 2,101
c) 1

The correct answers are: 1. (b), 2. (c), 3, (a), 4. (c)


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