For Some Things

All is not darkness. A few of the things that have not happened since the shooting started:

  • There's been no use of chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons.
  • Iraq hasn't lobbed any missiles at Israel.
  • Baghdad has not been burnt to the ground.
  • There have been no major terrorist reprisals against the U.S.
  • Lynch mobs looking for Arabs are not roaming the streets of U.S. cities.

I'd heard all of the above mentioned as serious possibilities. And while the war is still young, these particular worst-case scenarios haven't materialized. I hope they don't.