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Not gonna comment

I am not going to comment on yesterday’s round of off-year elections. Why? Mainly because I’ve seen domestic political columnists and other such experts venture into foreign policy and military issues, and it ain’t pretty. I always wonder if I would look as muddled as they do if I wandered over to their turf. So ...

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I am not going to comment on yesterday's round of off-year elections. Why? Mainly because I've seen domestic political columnists and other such experts venture into foreign policy and military issues, and it ain't pretty. I always wonder if I would look as muddled as they do if I wandered over to their turf. So I am not gonna. 

SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

I am not going to comment on yesterday’s round of off-year elections. Why? Mainly because I’ve seen domestic political columnists and other such experts venture into foreign policy and military issues, and it ain’t pretty. I always wonder if I would look as muddled as they do if I wandered over to their turf. So I am not gonna. 

SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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