I’ve given up trying to debunk most of these nonsensical and clichéd stories about neocons (you can see my endless series on the neocons here . But this “fortress like” thing is new. I should point out that when I started working at AEI that same building was then the MCI building. It housed some offices for Disney and Arthur Anderson as well. It doesn’t look remotely fortress-like and is almost entirely indistinguishable from the gaudy businesslike piles of bricks all over downtown. However, since we’re on the subject of Washington Architecture I should note that the AFL-CIO building is a perfect candidate for the headquarters of some movie villains. It looks like S.P.E.C.T.R.E holds meetings there.