Early Returns in Iraq


"So far it's gone very well, much better than expected," said a U.S. officer, as small arms fire echoed in the distance.

That officer is in Mosul, "Mosul, Iraq's third largest city in the north of the country, where there is a mixed Sunni and Kurdish population and where the insurgency has been strong in recent months, U.S. officials said voting stations were busy and attacks were few."

Whole Reuters report here.