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The Iraq War Is Now Illegal

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In authorizing an invasion in 2002, Congress did not give President Bush a blank check. It explicitly limited the use of force to two purposes: to 'defend the national security of the US from the threat posed by Iraq' and 'enforce all relevant UN Security Council resolutions.' Bush is trying to fill the legal vacuum with the new Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) he signed. But the president's agreement needs Congress' approva

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