President Bush said Wednesday night he wants to visit Kuwait and other Middle East countries but would prefer to link the trip to progress toward peace in the region.

"I want to go but there are no set plans," Bush told reporters during a state dinner for visiting Polish President Lech Walesa. "I'm dying to go."But Bush indicated he wanted his agenda to be more than just a victory tour, saying: "I want to do it when I can move something forward."