The following hasn’t happened in this war, even though many predicted it:
Saddam opening the spigots and pouring millions of gallons of oil into the Persian Gulf in an astounding environmental disaster.
Thousands of burning oil wells, polluting the skies and burning off Iraqi wealth, causing oil prices to skyrocket.
Hundreds of thousands, or even just thousands, of refugees streaming over Iraq’s borders to overwhelm neighboring countries.
None of these things happened. Contrary to media reports, all is not doom and gloom.