So apparently, if you really want to know exactly when US action in the Middle East will start, all you have to do is be a really good golfer:

The tournament's [next week's Dubai Desert Open] biggest draw, world number one Tiger Woods, said he was undecided whether to play.

He is being briefed by the U.S. government. "It keeps changing," Woods said on Wednesday. "They're giving the politically correct answers to our questions which is pretty much nondescript."

Anyone else just a little amused that the media cannot get good declarations from the government on exactly when things are going to happen, but Tiger Woods at least gets individually briefed? Not that I'm against trying to ensure Tiger's security, but really, he gets a direct line to the Adminstration so that he can decide whether to play a golf tournament?

Stuff like this just makes me laugh sometimes.