Numbers games

Been meaning to post this since a reader sent it in last week. According to this Knight Ridder poll, 83% of the American people cannot correctly answer the question, “How many of the 9-11 hijackers were Iraqi citizens?”

Interestingly — at least, according to this poll — even in the depths of such appalling ignorance, only a third of the public supports war with Iraq without UN backing. (With UN support, that number jumps to — yes — 83%. )