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Thursday, March 20, 2003

Update: as I was scanning the entry for "world" on the factbook page, I noticed that under "Legal System" they state that "all members of the UN plus Switzerland are parties to the statute that established the International Court of Justice (ICJ) or World Court". The last update to this page was done on Feb. 13, 2003 which makes me wonder if the CIA has gotten word that the U.S. pulled out of the ICJ... Who knows, maybe they think we'll be pulling out of the U.N.?

Quick note: to put international support for our Iraq campaign into perspective, there are 268 "administrative" divisions of the world (according to the CIA World Fact Book entry titled "world"), which usually means countries but may also include small islands. Now, by our calculation the 45 or so states that have publicly or privately supported the war is about 17% of the total number of states. So, when claims are made as to how large our "coalition" is, we'll have some perspective. We'd hazard a guess that this percentage also applies to the percentage of the total population of the world that lives in those countries that support the war. Of course, not all of the citizens of those 45 countries support the war, and there are many citizens in other countries that may support it, so our calculations may be off a bit. Nevertheless, if one samples global opinion, based on the number of countries that support the war, we'd put it at about 17%, plus or minus 5% (which is a huge margin of error considering a current global population of about 6.2 billion people). How's that for informal polling?

Andrew 10:35 AM : |


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