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Since U.S. Coalition forces invaded Iraq, hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians have died. The first countrywide report on civilian deaths was released in 2004. At that time, an estimated 100,000 people were dead, most of them women and children. U.S. citizens were shocked. In 2006 an update was released, putting the casualty numbers much higher. That reports says as many as 654,965 Iraqi civilians may have died. How was the research conducted? How are these civilians losing their lives? Les Roberts, the lead author of the report, joins us.

Plus, a conversation on the week's news in Canada from our Canadian correspondent, Vaughn Palmer, political correspondent for the Vancouver Sun.