Bob Hope says he might travel to Saudi Arabia to entertain U.S. forces facing Iraqi troops, but he is worried about taking beautiful women as he has on previous overseas tours.

"The Saudi Arabians, they don't like a girl unless she's wearing a veil," he said Saturday. "I can't see Madonna wearing a veil."If he does go, he said, it would be during the Christmas holidays.

Hope said he would not take his golf clubs. "I don't need a sand trap that big," he said.

Hope performed Saturday night at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka.