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If you thought the Benghazi tragedy was a thing of the past, think again. House Republicans are falling over themselves to rev up the scandal machine in an attempt to sink Obama, but more importantly, stop Hillary Clinton's march to the White House. Even though there have been numerous Congressional (and other) investigations into the Benghazi attacks, Republicans are ready to fire up the ol' Congressional investigation machine once again.

I'm all for investigating government wrongdoing and shady political maneuvers, but this reeks of nothing but political theater. (What, seven investigations and then some weren't enough?) Sure, the Obama White House spun the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi in the best possible light and should've been more forthcoming with information, but nation-quaking scandal, this ain't.

You can see my pre-scandal cartoon on this incident here. And, yes, the Muhammad YouTube video did play a part in the Benghazi attack, no matter what the conspiracy-mongers say. So enjoy the cartoon and be sure to comment, share and sit back and watch the show trial. (Oh, and by the way, here's the cartoon referenced in the intro.)

[smooth female advertising voice]

From the makers of the wildly successful language program, "Learn to Speak Tea Bag," comes . . .

"Learn to Speak Benghazi!"

Even easier to master than the root language of the Tea Party, speaking Benghazi can help you in any situation.

With an alphabet of only eight letters, Benghazi can be mastered in just a few hours!

Don't understand the growing enrollment success of the Affordable Care Act?

Speaking Benghazi can help you convey your growing sense of confusion.

[Crazed male:  Benghazi!]

Perfect.  Now how do you explain the lack of any real legislation in the House of Representatives?

[Crazed male:  Benghazi!]

Excellent.  See, Benghazi is an infinitely versatile language capable of answering any question!

What are your thoughts on the previous thirteen attacks on embassies and consulates during George W. Bush's presidency?

[Crazed male:  BBBenghazi!]

That's right, and said with perfect rage inflection!

What is your longterm plan for preventing environmental catastrophe and abandoning coastal cities?

[Crazed male:  BBBenghazi!  BBBenghazi!]

Just wonderful, and with an excellent use of the plural Benghazi form!

What questions remain to be asked after the previous seven Benghazi investigations?

[Crazed male:  Ben-ben-Benghazi!]

A wonderfully concise answer, well done.  And in case you ever get stumped, just carry your English-to-Benghazi cheat sheet!

[Female Bank Teller:  Sorry sir, it seems your checking account is overdraw--]

[Crazed male:  Benghazi!]

[State Trooper:  Look buddy, I clocked you doing ninety-five in a school zo--]

[Crazed male:  BENGHAZI!  Benghazi!  Benghazi!  Benghazi!!]

Learn to speak Benghazi, and learn to simplify your world!

Originally posted to Comics on Fri May 16, 2014 at 06:50 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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