Population of Washington, DC (just the city, not the metro area) in
Population of US Troops in Iraq: approx. 150,000
which gives us:
Fatalities per 10,000 population in DC since May 1: 1.15
Fatalities per 10,000 US Troop Population in Iraq since May 1: 3.47
And let’s not even think about the Iraqi fatality rate.