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Did Congress approve America’s longest war? | Bruce Ackerman and Oona Hathaway via guardian.co.uk.

President Obama’s state of the union was quickly followed by a second one in Afghanistan. President Karzai finally convened the newly-elected parliament with a Kennedyesque “Ask not what Afghanistan can do for you, ask what you can do for Afghanistan.” He had been resisting American pressure to open parliament for months, preferring to rule by presidential decree. His capitulation marks a big success for the Obama administration.

Yet the administration’s enthusiasm for checks-and-balances stops at the Afghan border.

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