Are we winning the war in Iraq? Yes! (Thanks, Rusty!)
Reporters covering the nation of Iraq from the "Green Zone" would be something like me reporting on the level of safety in Washington, D.C. from "Southeast," the District's most crime-ridden zone. Of course, me being "whitey" doesn't really help that situation much, but I hope you understand the point I'm trying to make.
Oh, and to pre-emptively preempt those certain reporters who love bashing the blogosphere: Yes, I'm reporting on Iraq from the shores of the Potomac. Go screw!