Top Israeli Generals trade civi their uniforms for civi clothes and the Prime Ministership -- Rabin, Barak, Sharon have all been friends and confidants. Barak's assignment was to try to trap the Palestinians in an Israeli/US arrangement whereby they gave away their rights in return for semi-limited-everywhere-controlled 'Statehood'. He tried mightily. Having failed Sharon took charge. But the Generals all know that someone else may takeover again at any time...and Barak is plotting to make sure he is properly positioned.