Exciting day in the news
because of the Iraqi polling. Reuters says,
Even in the so-called “triangle of death,” an insurgent hotbed south of Baghdad, turnout was solid, officials said.
In a somewhat related item, Reuters says BBC apologises for misinterpreting Iraqi death stats:
The BBC apologised on Saturday for erroneously reporting that U.S.-led and Iraqi forces may be responsible for the deaths of 60 percent of Iraqi civilians killed in conflict over the last six months.
The Beeb: Not fake, but innacurate?
Back to the election news, don’t miss this morning’s NY Times slideshow, which starts with a dad voting while holding his baby.
In addition to the Instapundit round-ups, Roger L. Simon started by live-blogging the cable news reports; Jeff Jarvis has military and Iraqi links; Arhtur‘s readers add their input. Friends of Democracy (via Samizdata) has information on the candidates and the elections.
Don’t miss Wizbang’s caption contest.
We are seeing wonderful things: the fall of the Berlin Wall, the elections in Afghanistan, the elections in Iraq. We live lives of privilege, and I’m thankful for our country, and for the people in the Service.