Violence & Juxtaposition in Iraq Headlines

Two headlines this morning on Iraq, both of which have drawn attention around the web, couldn't stand in starker opposition: ABC News's polling unit reported that "dramatic advances in public attitudes are sweeping Iraq," with more support for democracy and 20 percent of Iraqis saying security is the biggest problem in their lives (that number was at 48 percent in March 2007, according to ABC); then, the AP's report that an Iraqi soccer player was shot dead, during a match in Baghdad, as he was about to kick what could have been the equalizing goal against a rival club.