1. “Popular” is a statement of group feeling. Something can not be “popular with many”, which is either redundant or nonsensical, take your pick. The proper headline is “Iraq invasion popular in state”, though that’s an exaggeration since only 55 percent said the invasion was right.
2. Since Iraq had nothing to do with 9-11, tying the Iraq invasion to 9-11 is just carrying the Administration’s water as usual.