A new round of Benghazi bluster is upon us, with Republicans forming a new committee to investigate events surrounding the attack. This time, the Democrats should take a stand: "They absolutely must boycott this absurd, insane, sickening, repulsive, shameful, and at the same time shame-less circus," writes Michael Tomasky at the Daily Beast. "Benghazi is and has been for some time a witch hunt that perverts all notions of democratic accountability and that obviously carries one purpose and one purpose only—the humiliation or worse of as many Democrats as possible."
Republicans have long wanted to see a Democratic version of Watergate; "now the attempt is somehow to criminalize bureaucratic error." Benghazi is a story of mistakes we can learn from. It's "what you call a tragedy," and it's already been the subject of many investigations. Are the CIA and Republican-appointed leaders like former Joint Chiefs head Mike Mullen really in on some kind of "liberal conspiracy"? If the streets are full of puddles in the morning, "maybe space aliens, working with the Iranians and the North Koreans, flew over your house" at 3am pouring water everywhere, Tomasky writes. "It’s also possible that it rained overnight. Here, it rained." Click for his full piece. (Read more Michael Tomasky stories.)