I’ll be cynical, add a zero to each of those numbers and you will get 48,000 dead US servicemen and 1,300,000 dead Iraqis.
If the soldier died while being medevact out of the kill zone, or later in hospital, he was not a KIA, which explains such a low figure.
Other accounts of numbers of Iraqi dead are in the area of 1,500,000 during the 2003-2009 period.
We know that 500,000 kids died during the sanctions period of 1991-2003, and it is generally believed that about as many adults died in the First Gulf War and also due to the sanctions following.
So, all up, approaching the 2,500,000 mark of Iraqi innocents murdered principally by stupid golem US on behalf of Israel over the period 1991 – 2013.
And, it’s still ongoing, but now that the Americans have largely left, with car bombs going off at regular intervals calculated to take as many innocents as possible, as Israel has this internal dynamic of expanding to encompass the huge area lying between the Nile and the Euphrates.
To me it is Mossad strategically doing this so that Shia are supposed to think it is Sunni, and vice versa.
We can also say that as Syria and Lebanon are meant for inclusion in Greater Israel, car bombs going off in these two places are more of the same pattern, as Israel needs first to have all that coveted area reduced to shambolic permanently failed states for them to then be administered in much the same way Gaza and the West Bank are.
Will Israel succeed ? No. Too many people are coming to understand the evil that Israel always has been and cannot ever be humanised.
What to do ? Support for Israel diplomatically will continue to ebb, and will never return, to be followed by declining financial support, especially as more and more people, wherever they live in the world, see themselves as future Palestians should Israel continue to grow in power.