This is uncharted water that President Obama’s Administration has waded into. The War Powers act was put into place to have checks and balances to prevent a president from having dictatorship powers. That is why war requires congressional approval. Obama is testing the waters to see how far he can go and this Congress is sitting idle, watching him make them useless.
One thing most people are also overlooking is that President Obama is setting a new precedence for future presidents. Can you imagine what the reaction would have been if George W Bush had tried this. Well, just wait until a Republican or Independent gets in office and does this. The people turning their heads now will be screaming that the Constitution is being violated. Furthermore, look at those in or around this administration, until Senator Obama became President, they were all 100% ANTI-WAR, even Senator Obama was absolutely Anti-War. Now they appear to be OK with it.
Regardless of which party you are affiliated with, you must question, why Libya? At that time, 35,000 people had been killed in Mexico, was that ok? Over 1,000 was killed in Syria, and that was ok? Yet, 300 was killed in Libya and we had to attack and overthrow the regime of Colonel Qaddafi? We also sent $25 million dollars to aid the Libyan rebels, who were up to that point, killing American soldiers on the battlefield in Iraq. What?
We will have to wait and see how the Supreme Court rules on this one. Wonder if they will be smart enough to take into account the precedence being set for FUTURE Presidents?