# Posted 10:42 PM by Ariel David Adesnik
CORRECTION: Last week
I criticized Matt Yglesias
for asserting without a source that cholera and starvation are serious problems in Iraq. However, Nick Kristof
is now reporting that water shortages in Basra have led to cholera outbreaks while Unicef calculates that the malnutrition of Iraqi children has risen since the end of the war. While I have less than 100% in either Unicef or Kristof, they are on the ground and I am not, so I will take their word for it.
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