A spokesman for President Obama has revealed that, following a briefing by the Pentagon, the Whitehouse is considering the importance of the element of surprise for any military action.
"Apparently, attacks work better if the enemy hasn't been informed two weeks in advance by the world press." said a spokesman.
This shocking revelation has led strategists to add surprise features to the planned attack.
"We will not be revealing the colour of the President's tie at the moment that he gives the order until after the event." said a representative from the Oval office before admitting that in these scenarios the real element of surprise was generally reserved for the Whitehouse when they found out what they actually hit.