Putting Our Casualties In Iraq In Perspective

The number of soldiers killed in more than 3 years of action in Iraq: 2590
Population of the United States: 298,444,215

The number of Israeli soldiers killed in roughly 4 weeks of fighting: 58
Population of Israel: 6,352,117

That means the United States has roughly 47 times the population of Israel. Multiply the number of casualties Israel has taken by 47 and you get: 2,726

So proportionally, Israel has taken greater losses over the last month than the United States has taken over the length of the entire war in Iraq. That’s something Americans should keep in mind as we evaluate the war.

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