No, I'm not going to Dubai.  Nobody has invited me.  And I don't think I
will travel on my own dime.  Or, to be more realistic, on my own many
thousands of dollars.

But Max Boot, a wise strategist and journalist, and Leo Wolosky, who was on
the security teams of both Bill Clinton and George Bush, have been
there.  If you want a tactile sense of what the place is like, read here.