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Monday, May 19, 2003
Update on "Mass starvation in Iraq?"
Seven days ago I linked to an Observer story that said the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization was planning to publicly comment on a new study it has conducted about the food situation in Iraq "by Wednesday" of last week. A check of the FAO's "newsroom" on their website shows no indication of such comments. (It does have an interesting release where former International Monetary Fund director Michel Camdessus is quoted talking about the 1.1 billion people in the world without "safe water" and was could be done about it.) A search on news.google.com for "food and agriculture organization" "iraq" also shows record of such comments.
Someone should tell Glenn Reynolds and MSNBC that the line is "use his brains and not his hands," not "“use his brain, and not his hands.” It would be a minor issue be we are talking about Steve Earle and a piece that was edited. I could talk about the rest of what Reynolds wrote but right now I'm too busying listening to Guitar Town.