Just like many of the establishment American journalists, Zvi Barel in Israel is a talented writer but he plays the politically correct buttons to keep himself, in a sense, in power. Anyone who thinks the Iraqi regime of Ayad Allawi is really making all these deals and arrangements in Iraq these days just doesn't get it. Ambassador John Negroponte may be avoiding the cameras, but he's calling the shots from 'Fortress America', the largest American Embassy and CIA station in the world now hunkered down inside the 'Green Zone' in Baghdad. That's the reality. Too bad so much of the establishment press works so closely with the government to cover it up.